If You're Putting This in Your Coffee, Stop Immediately, FDA Says

This popular coffee addition could be putting your health in harm's way, the agency says.

Waking up with a cup of coffee is as essential a component of many people's daily routines as brushing their teeth. However, not everything you put in that morning pick-me-up is a healthy addition to your meal plan—and in the case of one popular product, you could potentially be putting your health in danger by consuming it. Read on to discover if you should be ditching this product from your kitchen now.

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A recall has been issued for a popular keto coffee component.

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On May 14, the US. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced the voluntary recall of certain 10.6-oz gusset bags of BUBS Naturals MCT Oil Powder sold in grocery stores, on Amazon, and through the BUBS Naturals website.

MCT oil is a popular supplement that's commonly added to coffee as part of a ketogenic diet—BUBS refers to the product as customers' "favorite non-dairy creamer."

The products were pulled from the market over contamination concerns.

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The BUBS Naturals MCT Oil Powder was pulled from the market after it was discovered that the products could be contaminated with milk. While there were no reported illnesses related to the consumption of the product at the time of the recall, the FDA cautions that "people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product."

Milk is the most common food-related allergen in both children and adults and, in accordance with the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004, must be disclosed on the packaging of any food product subject to FDA regulation.

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Ten lots of the MCT oil powder are affected.

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The recall affects ten separate lots of BUBS Naturals MCT Oil Powder.

The products can be identified by UPC number 796752137889 and the following lot numbers and expiration dates: MCT50200004, MCT50200005, MCT50200006, MCT50200007, MCT50200008, MCT50200009, and MCT50200010 with a Jan. 2022 expiration date (written "Exp. 1/22), and MCT50200011, MCT50200012, and MCT50200013 with a May 2022 expiration date (written "Exp. 5/22").

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Certain customers should throw the product away immediately.

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While all aforementioned lots of BUBS Naturals MCT Oil Powder are subject to the recall, the FDA says that people with milk allergies or sensitivities who are in possession of the recalled MCT oil power "are urged not to consume it and dispose of it or return it to the point of purchase."

If you have the affected MCT Oil Powder at home, you can also contact BUBS Naturals at 760-456-2631 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at info@bubsnaturals.com.

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Sarah Crow
Sarah Crow is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, where she focuses on celebrity news and health coverage. Read more
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