Important Product Notice from Vega

June 6, 2013

Dear Valued Customer,

I am writing to share an important product notice regarding our Vega All-In-One Nutrition Bars, Vega Sport Protein Bars, Whole Food Energy Bars, Endurance Bars, and Vibrancy Bars.

We respect that for many of you, plant-based living is not just a diet—it’s a lifestyle. We share these values. We also recognize many of you have special dietary needs, and you trust us to deliver products that align with your needs and choices. At Vega, we take this responsibility very seriously.

Recently, we learned of the presence of trace amounts of milk in one lot code of our Vega Sport Protein bars in Canada (Lot #12296C). We immediately issued a voluntary withdrawal of the product from the market. Next, we took immediate steps to test all lot codes of our bars above and beyond what is required in Canada and the United States.

As a result of this testing, we found additional bar lots that may contain trace amounts of milk, and thus do not live up to your—or our—product standards. None of these bars pose any risk to the general population and only have trace amounts of milk—in fact, the maximum amount of milk ingredients found in 1 bar was less than the equivalent of 1/8th of a pinch of fine salt.  As an extra precaution, we will be voluntarily withdrawing all these bar lots from the market, whether they are affected or not.

  • Anyone with a severe milk allergy is recommended not to consume the bars from the lot codes listed below.
  • All of the bars from the lot codes listed below are completely safe for the general population.

Moving forward, in addition to the testing that our suppliers already perform, we will be instituting further layers of testing at all stages of Vega production. We will also be revising our bar packaging and expanding our allergen information to include “May contain dairy” on the label to further help customers with severe milk allergies make informed decisions.

We want to assure you that all of Vega’s product formulations are completely plant-based and always will be.  Nothing has changed.  We stand behind our formulator, Brendan Brazier’s, founding nutritional principles, and will constantly strive to uphold them in everything we do.

I personally thank all of our Vega customers, Vega Ambassadors and fans for your loyalty, ongoing support and understanding.

 

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Charles Chang
President & Founder of Vega

 

Important Product Notice: Vega Voluntary Withdrawal Information

This voluntary withdrawal does not apply to any other lot of Vega Sport Protein Bars or any other Vega product distributed anywhere in Canada or the United States.

If you have purchased a product from any of the lot codes below and wish to return it, please call or email us for a full refund: 1-866-839-8863 or questions@myvega.com

United States Lot Codes:

Product Name Size Country Expiry Date Lot Code
Vega ONE Bar – Chocolate Almond 63 g USA Feb-14 13028U
Vega ONE Bar – Chocolate Almond 63 g USA May-14 13095U
Vega ONE Bar – Chocolate Cherry 63 g USA Mar-14 13032U
Vega ONE Bar – Double Chocolate 63 g USA Feb-14 13026U
Vega Sport Endurance Bar – Acai Berry 50 g USA Aug-13 12184U
Vega Sport Endurance Bar – Acai Berry 50 g USA Sep-13 12216U
Vega Sport Endurance Bar – Acai Berry 50 g USA Oct-13 12273U
Vega Sport Endurance Bar – Acai Berry 50 g USA Dec-13 12327U
Vega Sport Endurance Bar – Acai Berry 50 g USA Apr-14 13065U
Vega Sport Endurance Bar – Acai Berry 50 g USA Jun-14 13132U
Vega Sport Endurance Bar – Mocha 50 g USA Aug-13 12185U
Vega Sport Endurance Bar – Mocha 50 g USA Sep-13 12217U
Vega Sport Endurance Bar – Mocha 50 g USA Dec-13 12328U
Vega Sport Endurance Bar – Mocha 50 g USA Apr-14 13064U
Vega Sport Endurance Bar – Mocha 50 g USA Oct-13 22273U
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Coconut 60 g USA Jan-14 12346
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Coconut 60 g USA Jul-13 12170U
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Coconut 60 g USA Sep-13 12238U
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Coconut 60 g USA Nov-13 12296U
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Coconut 60 g USA Mar-14 13037U
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Saviseed 60 g USA Jan-14 12349
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Saviseed 60 g USA Jul-13 12172U
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Saviseed 60 g USA Sep-13 12235U
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Saviseed 60 g USA Nov-13 12295U
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Saviseed 60 g USA Mar-14 13038U
Vega Vibrancy Bar-Berry Bliss 50 g USA Jul-13 12182U
Vega Vibrancy Bar-Berry Bliss 50 g USA Nov-13 12276U
Vega Vibrancy Bar-Berry Bliss 50 g USA Dec-13 12326U
Vega Vibrancy Bar-Berry Bliss 50 g USA Mar-14 13052U
Vega Vibrancy Bar-Original 50 g USA Jul-13 12180U
Vega Vibrancy Bar-Original 50 g USA 09/2013 12213
Vega Vibrancy Bar-Original 50 g USA Nov-13 12275U
Vega Vibrancy Bar-Original 50 g USA Dec-13 12324U
Vega Vibrancy Bar-Original 50 g USA Mar-14 13053U
Vega Whole Food Energy Bar – Berry 63 g both 06/2013 22141
Vega Whole Food Energy Bar – Berry 63 g both 10/2013 22271
Vega Whole Food Energy Bar – Berry 63 g both 12/2013 22321
Vega Whole Food Energy Bar -Chocolate 63 g both 06/2013 32141
Vega Whole Food Energy Bar- Chocolate 63 g both 10/2013 32271
Vega Whole Food Energy Bar -Chocolate 63 g both 12/2013 22322
Vega Whole Food Energy Bar – Natural 63 g both 06/2013 12141
Vega Whole Food Energy Bar – Natural 63 g both 10/2013 12271
Vega Whole Food Energy Bar- Natural 63 g both 12/2013 22320
Vega Vibrancy Bar – Original 50 g both 06/2013 22139
Vega Vibrancy Bar – Chocolate 50 g both 06/2013 32139
Vega Vibrancy Bar – Green Synergy 50 g both 06/2013 42139

 

Canadian Lot Codes:

Product Name Size Country Expiry Date Lot
Vega ONE Bar – Chocolate Almond 63 g CDN Feb-14 13028C
Vega ONE Bar – Chocolate Almond 63 g CDN May-14 13095C
Vega ONE Bar – Chocolate Cherry 63 g CDN Mar-14 13032C
Vega ONE Bar – Chocolate Cherry 63 g CDN Apr-14 13071C
Vega ONE Bar – Double Chocolate 63 g CDN Feb-14 13026C
Vega Sport Endurance Bar – Acai Berry 50 g CDN Aug-13 12184C
Vega Sport Endurance Bar – Acai Berry 50 g CDN Sep-13 12216C
Vega Sport Endurance Bar – Acai Berry 50 g CDN Oct-13 12273C
Vega Sport Endurance Bar – Acai Berry 50 g CDN Dec-13 12327C
Vega Sport Endurance Bar – Mocha 50 g CDN Aug-13 12185C
Vega Sport Endurance Bar – Mocha 50 g CDN Sep-13 12217C
Vega Sport Endurance Bar – Mocha 50 g CDN Dec-13 12328C
Vega Sport Endurance Bar – Mocha 50 g CDN Apr-14 13064C
Vega Sport Endurance Bar – Mocha 50 g CDN Oct-13 22273C
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Coconut 60 g CDN Jan-14 12347
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Coconut 60 g CDN May-13 12100C
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Coconut 60 g CDN Jul-13 12170C
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Coconut 60 g CDN Sep-13 12238C
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Coconut 60 g CDN Nov-13 12296C
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Coconut 60 g CDN Mar-14 13037C
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Saviseed 60 g CDN Jan-14 12348
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Saviseed 60 g CDN May-13 12095C
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Saviseed 60 g CDN Jul-13 12172C
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Saviseed 60 g CDN Sep-13 12235C
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Saviseed 60 g CDN Nov-13 12295C
Vega Sport Protein Bar – Chocolate Saviseed 60 g CDN Mar-14 13038C
Vega Vibrancy Bar-Berry Bliss 50 g CDN Jul-13 12182C
Vega Vibrancy Bar-Berry Bliss 50 g CDN Nov-13 12276C
Vega Vibrancy Bar-Berry Bliss 50 g CDN Mar-14 13052C
Vega Vibrancy Bar-Berry Bliss 50 g CDN Jul-14 13153C
Vega Vibrancy Bar-Original 50 g CDN Jul-13 12180C
Vega Vibrancy Bar-Original 50 g both 09/2013 12213
Vega Vibrancy Bar-Original 50 g CDN Dec-13 12324C
Vega Vibrancy Bar-Original 50 g CDN Mar-14 13053C
Vega Whole Food Energy Bar – Berry 63 g both 06/2013 22141
Vega Whole Food Energy Bar- Berry 63 g both 10/2013 22271
Vega Whole Food Energy Bar – Berry 63 g both 12/2013 22321
Vega Whole Food Energy Bar – Chocolate 63 g both 12/2013 22322
Vega Whole Food Energy Bar – Chocolate 63 g both 06/2013 32141
Vega Whole Food Energy Bar – Chocolate 63 g both 10/2013 32271
Vega Whole Food Energy Bar – Natural 63 g both 06/2013 12141
Vega Whole Food Energy Bar – Natural 63 g both 10/2013 12271
Vega Whole Food Energy Bar- Natural 63 g both 12/2013 22320
Vega Vibrancy Bar – Chocolate 50 g both 06/2013 32139
Vega Vibrancy Bar – Green Synergy 50 g both 06/2013 42139
Vega Vibrancy Bar – Original 50 g both 06/2013 22139

 

*The lot code number is found on the rear of the bar package underneath the ‘Ingredients’ flap, printed to the left of the ‘Best By’ date.

 

May 31, 2013