Campbell Soup triggered the recall voluntarily

Campbell Soup triggered the recall voluntarily

Campbell Soup Co has issued a voluntary product recall in Canada after protein shakes from its Bolthouse Farms subsidiary were found to be spoiled.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency warned consumers not to drink the shakes, which appeared lumpy, tasted unpleasant and smelled off. The agency said the spoilage was non-harmful and that no illnesses had been reported in connection with it.  

The cause of the spoilage is under investigation, the agency said.

The recall, which was issued by the CFIA after Campbell Soup Co alerted it to the issue, covers Bolthouse's Chocolate Protein Plus Protein Shake, Vanilla Bean Protein Plus Protein Shake and Mocha Cappuccino Perfectly Protein Coffee Beverage.

In 2014, Campbell Soup said it was to "revitalise" its beverage business by expanding into protein shakes. Campbell agreed to buy vegetable-juice maker Bolthouse Farms for US$1.55bn in 2012. Bolthouse's beverage unit includes juices, smoothies, protein shakes and coffee mixes.