Isagenix products cause illnesses in Canada, mass recalls
Various varieties of Isagenix’s Isalean bars and shakes have been recalled in Canada.
The recall follows a series of “reported illnesses”, linked to the consumption of the affected products.
As per an alert put out by the Canadian government, the following Isagenix products ‘may be unsafe due to over-fortification of vitamins’:
- Isalean Bar – Chocolate Cream Crisp and Chocolate Peanut Crunch
- Isalean Shake – Creamy Dutch Chocolate, Birthday Cake, Chocolate Mint, Peach Mango, Strawberry Cream, Creamy French Vanilla, Cookies and Cream, Mocha and Salted Caramel
- Kosher Isalean Pro Shake – Natural Creamy Vanilla
- Isalean Pro Shake – Strawberry Cream, French Vanilla, Natural Vanilla and Natural Chocolate
- Isalean Whole Blend plant-based shake Banana Bread flavor
With the exception of the Whole blend plant-based shake (Sep/Oct 2021), the expiry on the other products spans any date up to October 2023.
The over fortification of vitamins occurs when a company adds to much of a vitamin or vitamin(s) to its products.
Depending on the vitamin that has been over-fortified, consumers can experience both short-term and long-term hazardous side-effects.
Which vitamin(s) Isagenix has over fortified its products with has not been disclosed.
Ottawa first issued an Isagenix recall on October 31st.
This recall was triggered by the CFIA’s inspection activities. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.
If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The Canadian government updated the recall with specific products on November 14th.
Whether Isagenix products in other markets are affected is unclear.
This is so sad! How could they put people’s lives in danger like this?
Here is a link to their sub-reddit. Someone had stomach surgery a few months back over this.
This was 10 months ago.
If MLM was a country, every developed nation would have a blanket ban on all imports of any foodstuff or medical goods from it, due to the systemic lack of safety standards and quality control.
But it’s not so the job has to be done piecemeal by local regulators.
It puts the current UK obsession with “chlorinated chicken” (a shorthand for the perceived low standard of US imports) into perspective.
In order to counteract the cost of the Byzantine commission structure as far as possible, it is not just unfortunate but economically inevitable that safety standards for MLM products will be the bare minimum at best.
Yes. Also worth noting that when people are buying because of the so-called “opportunity”, it isn’t necessary to offer the best quality product or competitive pricing.
These factors usually drive pure consumer demand for a product, but not with MLM. It’s about the “opportunity” to sell the opportunity.
The MLM scam founders know all this, so why waste money on product development and ingredients. It has to be just good enough to pull off the con.
Because it earns them a shitload of $$$. That’s why.
I read a first-person account from a supplement wholesaler who was commissioned by an MLM to formulate some “proprietary” products for them. (I don’t remember if they were a new company or an older one adding vitamins to their product line like everyone else, but it doesn’t matter.)
The wholesaler offered to make top-quality stuff for the MLM, but they had no interest in anything but cost. They wanted the cheapest overseas source they could find. The wholesaler was thoroughly disgusted by their attitude.
MLMs suck. Every last one of them.
Amos, it is not only the network marketing business, most products that are in the nutritional market are not top quality, but like in anything, they are exceptions, and there are also some very good products being marketed in the MLM world.
Not every MLM sucks, generalization is a dangerous and sad approach to life.
Hi. I just started Isagenix and stumbled on this. Can u tell me more? Do I stop?
What more do want to know?
Whether you stop or not is a decision only you can make.