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Over 50 Nutritional, Protein Drinks Recalled Due to Contamination

Oatly, Premier Protein, Stumptown are among the brands recalled

A carton of Oatly brand oat milk is arranged for a photograph in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Oatly AB is considering an initial public offering that could value the Swedish maker of vegan food and drink products at as much as $5 billion, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Photographer: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Over 50 brands of nutritional and protein drinks are being recalled by Lyons Magnus LLC because they may be contaminated with bacteria, such as Cronobacter sakazakii. ​

​While infections are rare, the bacteria can cause serious illness in older adults and immunocompromised people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Several of the recalled drinks may be used to provide nutrition to older adults and people with diabetes. ​

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​The recall was announced after preliminary analysis showed the products did not meet commercial sanitation specifications. ​

​The drinks were sold nationally and regionally with expiration dates ranging between November 2022 and September 2023, said the announcement from the manufacturer. ​

​The brands affected are:​

  • Aloha​
  • Glucerna Original​
  • Imperial​
  • Intelligentsia​
  • Kate Farms​
  • Lyons Ready Care​
  • Lyons Barista Style​
  • MRE​
  • Oatly​
  • Pirq​
  • Premier Protein​
  • Stumptown​​

The specific expiration dates, lot codes and UPC numbers of the recalled drinks are listed by the Food and Drug Administration.​

​Anyone who has purchased any of the recalled products should throw them out immediately or return them  to the place of purchase for a refund.​

​Customers with questions may contact the Lyons Recall Support Center 24/7 at 800-627-0557 or visit lyonsmagnus.com.​

​​What is Cronobacter? ​​

Cronobacter is a germ that can live in very dry places and has been found in foods such as infant formula, powdered milk, herbal teas and starches. ​

​The bacteria can cause severe bloodstream infections or meningitis. It may also cause problems in cuts, scrapes and surgery sites, and may get into the urinary tract, according to the CDC.​

​People 65 and older and those with weakened immune systems are more likely to get Cronobacter in their blood.

​An infection is diagnosed by a lab culture and can be detected in the blood or cerebrospinal fluid of patients with meningitis or sepsis. Infections are treated with antibiotics.​

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