** Important Safety Recall Announcement **
Austin, Texas (August 10, 2022) – Pirq is voluntarily recalling Pirq brand 325ml Plant Protein Shakes due to the potential for microbial contamination. This recall is being conducted due to the potential for microbial contamination, including from the organisms Cronobacter sakazakii and Clostridium botulinum. Although Clostridium botulinum has not been found in products, consumers are warned not to consume any of the recalled products even if they do not look or smell spoiled.
Cronobacter sakazakii is commonly found in the environment, including the home kitchen. While infection is rare, the common symptoms of illness could include fever, vomiting and urinary tract infection. However, vulnerable and immunocompromised populations may be more susceptible to infection.
Clostridium botulinum may cause a severe form of food poisoning. It can begin from six hours to two weeks after eating food that contains the toxin. Symptoms may include double vision, blurred vision,drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and muscle weakness. Botulism poisoning cause respiratory paralysis, resulting in death, unless assistance with breathing (mechanical ventilation) is provided.
The company's co-manufacturer discovered the issue through its quality control processes. The products are being voluntarily recalled as a precaution, with the health and safety of consumers as top priority and in full cooperation with the FDA. There have been no reports of sickness or illness to date associated with any consumption of products related to this recall.
Recalled Pirq Plant Protein Shakes were distributed nationwide through retailers, and through online sales. They can be identified by the following:
- Pirq Decadent Chocolate Plant Protein Drink, Package 11oz carton sold in 12 pack, 4 pack and Singles: Enjoy By Dates: 09/10/2022, 10/23/2022, 11/10/2022, 11/11/2022, 12/10/2022, 12/11/2022, 01/18/2023, 01/19/2023, 02/23/2023, 02/24/2023, 02/25/2023, 02/26/2023, 03/30/2023, 04/18/2023, 04/19/2023, 05/25/2023, 05/26/2023, 05/27/2023
- Pirq Golden Vanilla Plant Protein Drink, Package 11oz carton sold in 12 pack, 4 pack, and Singles: Enjoy By Dates: 08/16/2022, 08/17/2022, 09/04/2022, 09/05/2022, 09/07/2022, 09/08/2022, 09/09/2022, 10/22/2022, 11/06/2022, 11/07/2022, 11/08/2022, 11/09/2022, 12/10/2022, 12/18/2022, 12/19/2022, 01/18/2023, 02/21/2023, 02/22/2023, 02/23/2023, 04/15/2023, 04/27/2023, 04/28/2023, 05/23/2023, 05/24/2023
- Pirq Caramel Coffee Plant Protein Drink, Package 11oz carton sold in 12 pack, 4 pack, and Singles: Enjoy By Dates: 08/12/2022, 10/11/2022, 10/12/2022, 11/06/2022, 11/07/2022, 11/11/2022, 11/12/2022, 01/15/2023, 01/16/2023, 01/20/2023, 04/27/2023, 04/28/2023, 05/29/2023, 05/30/2023, 07/27/2023, 07/28/2023
- Pirq Very Strawberry Plant Protein Drink, Package 11oz carton sold in 12 pack, 4 pack, and Singles: Enjoy By Dates: 04/24/2023, 06/16/2023, 06/17/2023, 07/23/2023, 07/24/2023
- Pirq Variety Pack Plant Protein Drinks, Package 11oz carton sold in 12 Pack: Enjoy By Dates: 08/12/2022, 10/12/2022, 11/10/2022, 04/15/2023, 04/19/2023
No other products made by Pirq are affected by the recall.
Consumers who have affected products should not consume them and discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase.
Consumers with questions can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Call 855-477-1113, M-F 8am-6pm CST.