Oatly! and other Lyons Magnus products recall due to possible bacterial infection

Published by Rebecca Baron on

California-based food producer Lyons Magnus has voluntarily recalled 53 of their products due to potential bacterial infection contamination; specifically by not exclusively to Cronobacter sakazakii. NPR states that this same bacteria caused the recall of Abbott’s infant formula earlier this year.

While serious complications are rare, immunocompromised and vulnerable population groups are at higher risk; and many of these products are geared towards infants, as well as the sick and elderly.

Symptoms of Cronobacter sakazakii infection include:

  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Urinary tract infection (pain while urinating is a common sign)

In their official press release, updated August 5th, 2022, Lyons Magnus urges consumers to throw out any products distributed around specific products and sell-by dates. Many of these products are health or nutritional beverages, you may want to check the label before gulping down a protein drink at the gym.

Don’t throw out your oat milk just yet!

Products affected mainly include the food service sector, such as Oatly’s Oatmilk Barista Edition. So oat milk at home is not much of a concern compared to the oat milk being used in food service establishments.

The 53 items involved in the Lyons Magnus recall fall under the brand names:

  • Aloha
  • Gluercerna
  • Imperial
  • Intelligentsia
  • Kate Farms
  • Lyons Barista Style
  • Lyons Ready Care
  • MRE
  • Premier Protein
  • Stumptown coffee

You can get the complete list of recalled Lyons Magnus products at the FDA website; including which varieties, UPC cartons, and lot codes.

There have been no reported complaints or illness as of yet, so perhaps Lyons Magnus nipped it in the bacterial butt. Kudos to Lyons Magnus for doing the right thing by alerting the public and voluntarily recalling so many of their products. Not all companies are as transparent and thoughtful.

Maybe skip the oat milk at your local coffee spot for a while.

Another reason I’m glad to be grain-free!

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