Herbalife Issues Allergy Alert Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen in Instant Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix Packets

  Herbalife Issues Allergy Alert Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen in Instant
  Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix Packets

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- February 22, 2013

Herbalife International of America announced the voluntary recall of certain
lots of its niche Instant Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix packets because
the label identifies the product as dairy-free, when it may in fact contain
trace amounts of milk proteins. Individuals with severe allergies to milk run
the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume
products containing milk proteins. Lactose intolerance is not a milk allergy
and should not be confused with a milk protein allergy.

The product was distributed in the U.S. from January 16, 2013, through
February 16, 2013, exclusively to individual independent distributors as
cartons of 12 packets or as single-serving packets in the company’s
introductory business pack (lot numbers 133405G10, 133408G10, & 133409G10).
The lot code is printed on the pressed seal to the right side of the front
panel of the Instant Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix packet and at the
bottom of the carton. Independent distributors are being contacted by
telephone and US mail to alert them to this situation.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that certain lots contained
unanticipated trace quantities of milk proteins. There have been no reports to
date of any illnesses or adverse health effects associated with the affected
products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been notified of this
voluntary recall.

Independent distributors and their customers that have purchased this product
are urged to return the product for exchange or refund. Consumers with
questions about this issue may contact Herbalife’s customer service department
from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time, Monday - Friday, at

Herbalife is dedicated to the health and safety of its consumers. Herbalife
apologizes to its distributors and their customers and sincerely regrets this

About Herbalife Ltd.

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) is a global nutrition company that sells
weight-management, nutrition, and personal care products intended to support a
healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 80 countries to
and through a network of independent distributors. The company supports the
Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good
nutrition to children. Herbalife's website contains information about
Herbalife, including financial and other information for investors at
http://ir.Herbalife.com. The company encourages investors to visit its website
from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted.


Herbalife Ltd.
Distributor / Consumer: 1-866-866-4744
Julian Cacchioli, VP Worldwide Corporate Comms.
Amy Greene, VP Investor Relations
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