Vega voluntarily withdraws selected Vega One Shakes and Sport Performance Protein products


On Friday, November 8, Vega announced a voluntary withdrawal of 91 lots of its Vega One Nutrition Shake and Sport Performance Protein products distributed in the US. This is intended to provide customers, retailers and other Vega fans with the most current and reliable information about which products are affected and to answer questions. Vega stands by the quality and safety of its products and withdrew its products out of an overabundance of caution and to alleviate any concern.

Message from Vega President & Founder

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

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Press Release

November 8, 2013 – As part of a voluntary product withdrawal announced first in Canada, Burnaby-based health products firm Vega is replacing 91 lots of its Vega One Nutritional Shake and Vega Sport Performance Protein products in the United States because of trace amounts of a chloramphenicol (CAP), a naturally occurring antibiotic.

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Got questions? Concerns? Our list of Frequently Asked Questions provides an accurate resource to ensure you have the best information about chloramphenicol, the levels at which it poses health risks, how Vega is responding and what Vega is doing to ensure its products stay safe and pure moving forward.

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Lot Codes

Vega takes the quality and safety of our products very seriously and would never consider selling a product if there was possibility of a health risk. However, if you have any concerns and wish to return your product, please contact us for a full refund. This list shows products and lot codes that may potentially contain trace amounts of chloramphenicol.

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Consumer Inquiries

Nothing is more important to Vega than the trust and safety of our customers. If you have questions or concerns not addressed here, we invite you to call us at 1-866-839-8863 or email us at

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Media Inquiries

Media on deadline can contact our team at or by calling 1-866-839-8863  Ext. 361.

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