A support blog for parents of children on the medical ketogenic diet for intractable epilepsy. KetoCal® is a medical food for the dietary management of intractable epilepsy and is intended for use under medical supervision. Talk to your healthcare provider to determine if KetoCal is right for you.
The article is related to Australia and has no
impact on the U.S. or Canada at all.
This is an isolated incident. No products from the affected batch of
KetoCal 3:1 had been shipped to the United States or Canada.
No other KetoCal 3:1 batches and no other KetoCal products are affected, including our liquid products. Your KetoCal is safe for you, your child, or family member to consume and has been used by patients for over 20 years.
other Nutricia products are involved.
Globally, Nutricia has not received any adverse
reports from patients or their families from consuming the affected batch. Nutricia
also carried out additional testing of the affected batch, which showed no
presence of Cronobacter in these products.
We are committed to providing our customers with the
highest quality products. That’s why our products undergo rigorous testing
before being released for sale. As per
our food safety policies, before being released for sale, the batch also
underwent microbiological testing for the presence of Cronobacter, and the
batch tested negative for Cronobacter before leaving our plant.
Keto-friendly popsicles are a great summer treat and a great way to cool down and make sure your keto kid stays hydrated on hot days. They are also great for sick days when your child doesn’t feel like eating or drinking. Here are some recipe ideas to consider. As always, check with your keto medical team before trying any new recipes.
Make summer variations of your favorite KetoCal smoothie
recipes by freezing them in popsicle molds!
Some dietitians allow sugar & carb-free electrolyte
drinks, such as Powerade® Zero Sugar*. Check with your dietitian and if allowed,
you can simply pour into a popsicle mold and freeze for a quick & easy,
refreshing summer treat.
If you’re looking for more popsicle ideas, check out these
recipes provided by the Charlie
*POWERADE is a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company and is not affiliated with Nutricia North America. Inclusion of a brand name ingredient is to allow Nutricia to provide the most accurate nutritional information for the recipe and does not indicate that the recipe, Nutricia or Nutricia products are sponsored, endorsed or associated with the respective trademark owner.
KetoCal is a
medical food and is intended for use under medical supervision. Speak with your
healthcare provider to determine if KetoCal is right for you.
Does your family use KetoCal 3:1 Powder? If so, we wanted to let you know about some minor changes coming soon.
Rest assured that the upcoming changes to KetoCal 3:1 Powder are small and do not affect the 3:1 ketogenic ratio. Below are some questions that you might have and the answers to them.
If you have any further questions about the changes to KetoCal 3:1, please feel free to contact our Nutrition Services team at 1-800-365-7354. If you have any questions about your prescribed intake of KetoCal 3:1 and how that may be affected by these changes, please reach out to your healthcare provider. You can also view the full list of Questions & Answers for families here.
Questions & Answers about the Changes to KetoCal 3:1 Powder
Why are these changes occurring?
KetoCal 3:1 is available in many countries and we ensure compliance with applicable laws in the countries where our products are sold. Given recent changes to European regulations, we made some minor adjustments to nutrient levels in KetoCal 3:1.
What are the changes to KetoCal 3:1?
The adjusted recipe for KetoCal 3:1 will include minor changes to the levels of macronutrients (carbohydrate, fat and protein), as well as the levels of certain vitamins and minerals. The changes will not affect the ketogenic ratio of the product.
When will this change occur?
The updated formulation of KetoCal 3:1 will be available in the spring of 2021 (we expect around March).
Is the ketogenic ratio changing?
No, the updated KetoCal 3:1 will remain at a 3:1 ketogenic ratio. There will be small changes to the levels of macronutrients (specifically fat and protein) per 100 grams of powder but the overall ketogenic ratio of the product will not change. You can view the nutrient comparison chart here.
Have the calories changed?
Yes, the calories per gram and calories per can of KetoCal 3:1 will change slightly. The current version of KetoCal 3:1 provides 699 calories per 100 grams of powder, while the updated version will provide 711 calories per 100 grams of powder. Therefore, each can of the current KetoCal 3:1 provides 2,097 calories and each can of the updated KetoCal 3:1 will provide 2,133 calories. Talk with your ketogenic dietitian to determine if your intake and/or monthly prescription needs to be adjusted to account for this minor difference in the calories.
Have the macronutrients (carbohydrate, fat and protein) changed?
Yes, there are small changes to the amount of fat and protein per 100 grams of KetoCal 3:1 powder. The changes will not affect the ketogenic ratio of the product.
Have the levels of vitamins and minerals changed?
Yes, the levels of specific vitamins and minerals have changed slightly. You can view the nutrient comparison chart here.
Why is the label different?
We regularly review and update the look and packaging of our products. We hope you like the new look of KetoCal 3:1!
What should I do to prepare for this change?
We recommend that you speak with your healthcare provider to determine if any changes need to be made to your daily intake or monthly prescription of KetoCal 3:1 to account for these minor changes in the formulation.
Where can I view the nutritional information for the updated KetoCal 3:1?
Is the updated KetoCal 3:1 nutritionally complete?
Yes, the updated KetoCal 3:1 can be used to provide complete nutrition for children ages 1-3 or can be used to provide supplemental nutrition for ages 1 and up. If you have any questions about how this product fits into your child’s medical ketogenic diet, please reach out to your healthcare provider.
How do I know if I have the updated version of KetoCal 3:1 or not?
You will be able to tell if you have the updated version of KetoCal 3:1 by the label. You can view the current and updated versions of the KetoCal 3:1 label here.
For more information:
For more details about the updates to KetoCal 3:1, view the full list of Questions & Answers for families here.
KetoCal is a medical food for the management of intractable epilepsy and is intended for use under medical supervision. Talk to your healthcare provider to determine if KetoCal is right for you