Update 1: Sci-Mx Nutrition recalls Sci-Mx Nutrition Ultra Muscle Strawberry Flavour because of high levels of caffeine
Sci-Mx Nutrition is extending their recall of Sci-Mx Nutrition Ultra Muscle Strawberry Flavour sold at Home Bargains because high levels of caffeine have been found in the product. This makes the product unsafe to consume. Some of these products were found to contain levels of caffeine at levels that could be fatal.
This update includes details of additional batch codes affected and it replaces the earlier alert.
|Pack size||1.5kg bags|
|Batch code||W110429, W110430, W110431|
|Best before||March 2025|
High levels of caffeine in the product listed above. Some of these products were found to contain levels of caffeine at levels that could be fatal.
Too much caffeine can produce anxiety, sleeplessness, agitation, palpitations, diarrhoea and restlessness. Individuals with a mental health condition can experience worsened psychosis and result in the need for higher amounts of medication. Caffeine can reduce how well your antipsychotic medications work.
Children, or other people sensitive to caffeine, should only consume caffeine in moderation. Pregnant and breast-feeding women are advised not to have more than 200mg of caffeine over the course of a day.
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