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Category Press Release
Publish Date 12/26/2019
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Powdered Drink Supplements Recalled Due to Potentially Unsafe Levels of Arsenic and Lead
Introduction EMSL Analytical provides food and supplement testing services to identify heavy metals as well as microbial and chemical contaminants.

New York, NY, December 26th , 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that a dietary supplement company out of New York had initiated a voluntary recall of two brands of a powdered drink mix. The recall involves one lot number of the two brands that were distributed in the United States through the internet and retail, and to customers in another 16 countries.

According to the recall notice, the powdered supplements were found to have unsafe levels of arsenic and lead. The statement goes on to report that long-term exposure to inorganic arsenic has been associated with skin disorders and increased risks for skin, bladder and lung cancers. It also declares that taking more than two servings daily potentially could result in an accumulation of lead in the body over time and too much of it can cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences. Customers are being advised to stop using the recalled products and return them to the place of purchase for a replacement or a refund.

“The FDA monitors and regulates levels of arsenic and lead in certain foods and supplements because they can cause serious and life-threatening health problems,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Both lead and arsenic are naturally occurring elements that can get into the food and supplement supply in a number of ways. At EMSL, we offer comprehensive food and supplement testing to help ensure that raw ingredients and finished products meet regulatory requirements and do not pose a threat to consumers. These services also help companies avoid costly product recalls, damaging public relations and the legal fees that are frequently associated with these types of events.”

To learn more about food, beverage and supplement testing and labeling services, please visit www.FoodTestingLab.com or www.EMSL.com, call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com.


About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with over 46 locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.
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