Following more than 15 complaints of food poisoning, Aloha Inc. has recalled all of its Premium Protein powder mixes.
While initial testing was inconclusive, further testing found evidence of staphylococcus enterotoxin. The source of the bacteria contamination is still being investigated.
Staphylococcus enterotoxin can cause nausea, vomiting, retching, abdominal cramping, and prostration. In more severe cases there may be headache, muscle cramping, and transient changes in blood pressure and pulse.
The recall affects all sizes of Aloha Premium Protein products in vanilla and chocolate. The powders come in steel tins and single-serving pouches that are sold together or as part of a kits.
They were distributed in limited retail stores in New York, but sold nationally through the company's website.
Customers who have purchased the products should stop using them. Customers who still have leftover powder are asked not to discard it and return it in its original packaging to the company for further examination.
Aloha will cover the cost of shipping and provide customers a refund and store credit.