January 31, 2015 1:00 PM ET


Company Overview of Herbalife International of America, Inc.

Company Overview

Herbalife International of America, Inc. engages in the manufacture and distribution of weight management and energy and fitness supplements; nutritional supplements; and personal-care products. It offers Herbalife24, a performance nutrition line for athletes. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Herbalife International of America, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Herbalife International, Inc.

1800 Century Park East

Los Angeles, CA 90067

United States

Founded in 1980





Key Executives for Herbalife International of America, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 59
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 53
General Manager of China operations
Chief Scientific Officer
Age: 71
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Herbalife International of America, Inc. Key Developments

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

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.

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