Fatal allergy risk prompts recall

AMANDA BEST
Last updated 17:30 29/06/2012

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Tai-Pan Trading has recalled its Extra Joss Active powdered drink with Sports Bottle promo 2 pack from major supermarkets nationwide, because the packs failed to warn consumers about potentially fatal allergic reactions to one of the ingredients.

The Sports Bottle promo 2 pack Extra Joss Active, sold in Countdown, New World, and Pak 'n Save stores, contained royal jelly which is produced by worker bees. While royal jelly is said to have health benefits for many, it can produce an allergic reaction that could be extreme, and, in rare cases, cause death.

Those with asthma are at higher risk of a reaction.

Although the individual sachets of powder warn of possible health risks, the outer packaging of the product does not, due to a production error.

Tai-Pan Trading said those consumers who had already purchased the product who have an allergy or intolerance to royal jelly should return the drink to the retailer and ask for a full refund.

This story has been amended. An early version did not specify that the recall effected only the Tai-Pan Extra Joss Active powdered drink with Sports Bottle promo 2 pack.

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