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Recall of Musclepharm Assault Hybrid Series Supplement Due to the Presence of Elevated Levels of Nicotinic Acid

Friday, 22 April 2016

Summary
Category 1:

For Action

Alert Notification:

2016.14

Product:

Musclepharm Assault, The Athletes Pre-Workout System, Hybrid Series; all flavours, all pack sizes

Batch Code:

All batches 

Country Of Origin:

United States

Message:

Musclepharm has confirmed to the FSAI that all flavours of the above product contain 25 mg / serving of niacin, in the form of nicotinic acid. Consuming this product may present a risk to health as the tolerable upper intake level for nicotinic acid is 10 mg/day, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Nature Of Danger:

Consuming nicotinic acid at levels greater than 10 mg per day may cause vasodilation and flushing, leading to hypotensive episodes (low blood pressure).

Action Required:

Inspectors:

Environmental health officers (EHOs) are requested, as part of routine inspections, to check businesses to determine if the affected supplement is on sale. If found, EHOs should oversee a recall of the implicated product and ensure point of sale notices are displayed.  Please notify the FSAI (rapidalert@fsai.ie) of the name and address of any suppliers of this product.

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Businesses that have sold the implicated supplement directly to consumers must place a point of sale recall notice in store and/or on their website to inform their customers not to consume the supplement. Food business operators should inform their local EHO.

Consumers:

Consumers are advised not to consume the implicated supplement. Anyone who has consumed this supplement and is feeling unwell should seek medical advice.

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