Protein drinks recalled for possible spoilage

WASHINGTON, Pa. (WHTM) – Bolthouse Farms is recalling 3.8 million bottles of protein drinks because possible spoilage may cause the beverages to appear lumpy, taste unpleasant and have an off odor.

The issue was identified after the company received consumer complaints that included reports of illness, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The cause is under investigation.

The recall includes the following Protein Plus shakes with “best by” dates between June 20 and Sept. 18:

  • Bolthouse Farms Protein PLUS Chocolate shake, 15.2 oz., UPC 7146430650 with best by dates between 6/20/16 to 9/18/16
  • Bolthouse Farms Protein PLUS Chocolate shake, 32 oz., UPC 7146430651 with best by dates between 6/20/16 to 9/18/16
  • Bolthouse Farms Protein PLUS Vanilla Bean shake, 15.2 oz., UPC 7146401639 with best by dates between 6/20/16 to 9/18/16
  • Bolthouse Farms Protein PLUS Vanilla Bean shake, 32 oz., UPC 7146401640 with best by dates between 6/20/16 to 9/18/16
  • Bolthouse Farms Protein PLUS Coffee shake, 15.2 oz., UPC 7146401627 with best by dates between 6/20/16 to 9/18/16
  • Bolthouse Farms Protein PLUS Coconut shake, 15.2 oz., UPC 7146401892 with best by dates between 6/20/16 to 9/18/16
  • Bolthouse Farms Protein PLUS Strawberry shake, 15.2 oz., UPC 7146401890 with best by dates between 6/20/16 to 9/18/16
  • Bolthouse Farms Protein PLUS Banana Honey Almond Butter shake, 15.2 oz., UPC 7146401893 with best by dates between 6/20/16 to 9/18/16

The recall also affects the following Mocha Cappuccino products:

  • Bolthouse Farms Mocha Cappuccino Perfectly Protein, 15.2 oz., UPC 7146430050 with a best by date of 9/2/16
  • Bolthouse Farms Mocha Cappuccino Perfectly Protein, 32 oz., UPC 7146430051 with best by dates of 8/2/16 and 8/3/16

Bolthouse Farms is advising people not to drink the beverages and return them to the store for a full refund.

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