The United States Food and Drug Administration is alerting the general public about a recall on a popular brand of ready-to-drink protein shakes.  CytoSport, Inc. - manufacturers of the Evolve brand - is voluntarily recalling specific lot codes of both their Evolve Double Chocolate Protein Shakes and their Evolve Vanilla Bean Protein Shakes.  The concern is over an undeclared allergen; the specific lot codes involved in the recall were found to include soy protein in an ingredient supplied by a third-party supplier.

At the present time, there have been no reported cases of medical issues or illnesses.  However, soy can be an allergic trigger for some people.  According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, "[c]onsumers that have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of an allergic reaction if they continue to consume the products".

The Evolve protein shakes were distributed nationwide.  Consumers that buy Evolve products are asked to review their purchases for the recalled beverages.  Here are the specific details in regards to which lot codes are included in the recall:

  • Evolve Double Chocolate Protein Shake - 11-ounce Tetra-Pak Cartons, sold in a 4-pack - with a "MFG Date" of 12/31/2020
  • Evolve Double Chocolate Protein Shake - 11-ounce Tetra-Pak Cartons, sold in a 4-pack - with a "MFG Date" of 1/1/2021
  • Evolve Vanilla Bean Protein Shake - 11-ounce Tetra-Pak Cartons, sold in a 4-pack - with a "MFG Date" of 12/30/2020
  • Evolve Vanilla Bean Protein Shake - 11-ounce Tetra-Pak Cartons, sold in a 4-pack - with a "MFG Date" of 1/25/2021

Full pictures of the products and additional details are available on the Evolve website.  Click here for more.

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If you have some of the recalled product, you're asked not to consume it.  Return the affected product to the store from which it was purchased for a full refund.  Additional questions can be directed to the CytoSport Customer Relations hotline:  1-888-298-6629.

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