Recall round-up: Energy drinks, protein powders and collagen pills

By Will Chu

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Supplement-related recalls are among a selection of notices issued by European food agencies this month as NutraIngredients rounds up the alerts that mention sports nutrition-related products.
Black horse energy Drink - Blue energy
‘BLACK HORSE energy drink, blue ENERGY,’ drink produced by Czech firm Nealko Oravan and made in Slovakia. ©potravinynapranyri.cz

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) details two lots of one product ‘BLACK HORSE energy drink, blue ENERGY,’ which contains almost no vitamins, contradicting details on the product label.

Tests carried out by CAFIA’s laboratories found significantly lower concentrations of vitamin B2 and B6, where the label claims that per 100 millilitre (ml), the product should contain 0.54 milligrams (mg) and 2mg of each vitamin respectively.

The tested sample (Lot 18.08 B/L, best before 18/08/20) confirmed vitamin B2 amounts of 0.1 mg/100 ml and vitamin B6 less than 0.1 mg/100 ml, thus under the detectable limit..

Similarly, the other lot (19:04 B/L, best before 28/01/20) confirmed a vitamin B2 amount of 0.029 mg/100 ml and vitamin B6 0.11 mg/100 ml.

“Information on the labelling misled consumers as regards actual content of vitamins B2 and B6,” ​says CAFIA.

“CAFIA therefore initiates an administrative procedure on imposition of a fine with the inspected persons.

CAFIA state that the product was produced in Slovakia by the firm NEALKO ORAVAN, spol. s r.o., Priemyselná 392, 027 42 Podbiel, Slovakia.

AESAN recalls

Bull Sport nutrition - Fruit punch powder
Bull Sport Nutrition’s Anabolic Door Sabor Fruit Punch (L047219) protein powder. ©Bull Nutrition

The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) notifies consumers of Bull Sport Nutrition’s ‘Anabolic Door Sabor Fruit Punch (L047219) and Anabolic Door Limon Fruit Punch ((L061619) protein powders available in three kilogram (Kg) containers.

The recall states the Agency confirms the presence of undeclared sulphites in the labelling of these food supplements with a best before date of 04/2021.

“The affected product has been manufactured in Spain, distributed in Andalusia and Murcia and through the internet,”​ the notice adds.

“The competent authorities of the autonomous communities have been informed of these facts through the national food alert network (SCIRI).

“As a precautionary measure, those consumers allergic to sulphites who might have the aforementioned product in their homes should refrain from consuming it.

“The consumption of this product does not involve any risk for other consumers,” ​the Agency adds.

Undeclared fish contaminants

Natur Nutrition colagen tablets
Natur Nutrition's hydrolysed collagen tablets. ©Natur Nutrition

AESAN also warns of the presence of an ingredient derived from undeclared fish in the hydrolysed collagen product produced by Natur Nutrition.

Avaible in packs of 180 tablets, the affected batches contain the lot number ‘35714/19’ with a best before date of ‘04/2021.’

The Agency also identify a batch with the lot number ‘37365/19’ with a best before date of ‘07/2021,’ as one of an affected consignment.

The trading company reports that while lot 37365/19 has been completely withdrawn from the market, part of lot 35714/19, was sold to consumers through Amazon.

“The competent authorities of the Autonomous Communities have been informed of these facts through the National Food Alert Network (SCIRI),”​ says AESAN.

“As a precautionary measure, it is recommended that those allergic to fish who might have the aforementioned product in their homes, refrain from consuming it.

“Likewise, it is indicated that the consumption of this product does not entail any risk for other consumers.”

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