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Honey Stinger replacing some Protein Chews after illnesses reported

Published May 26, 2016

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — EN-R-G Foods LLC is replacing some of its Protein Chews sold recently because the company has received several reports of consumers having nausea and vomiting soon after eating the chews.

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The company said it is investigating the cause and that no more serious illnesses have been reported.

The chews were manufactured by Santa Cruz Nutritionals, LLC. The company said after consulting with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration they have decided to tell consumers to not eat and to throw out any Honey Stinger Protein Chews they have.

"We will be glad to replace the product with other, unaffected Honey Stinger products. If you purchased these products from a retailer please return the product to the store," the company said in a letter to consumers or retailers who may have purchased the chews. The action is considered a "Voluntary Field Correction" in FDA terms.

Only Honey Stinger Protein Chews with the specific lot numbers and best by dates identified below are being replaced:

  • Honey Stinger Raspberry Protein Chews, UPC# 810815021493, Best Buy Dates: 2017, JUL 11 TT579 US-ORG-050, 2017, JUL 12 TT579 US-ORG-050, 2017, SEP 16 TT579 US-ORG-50, 2017, SEP 17 TT579 US-ORG-50
  • Honey Stinger Juneberry Protein Chews, UPC# 810815021462, Best Buy Dates: 2017, SEP 18 TT579 US-ORG-50, 2017, SEP 20 TT579 US-ORG-50, 2017, SEP 19 TT579 US-ORG-50, 2017, OCT 06 TT579 US-ORG-50, 2017, OCT 07 TT579 US-ORG-50
  • Honey Stinger Cherry Lime Protein Chews, UPC# 810815021523, Best Buy Dates: 2017, SEP 17 TT579 US-ORG-50, 2017, SEP 18 TT579 US-ORG-50, 2017, OCT 04 TT579 US-ORG-50, 2017, OCT 05 TT579 US-ORG-50

Retailers and consumers with questions may call or email Sam Daniels at EN-R-G Foods LLC customer service at 970.439.3052, which is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (MDT) Monday – Friday, or by email foodsafety@honeystinger.com. or visit honeystinger.com.

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