53 Protein and Nutritional Beverage Brands Recalled Due to Cronobacter Contamination


California-based food and beverage company Lyons Magnus announced the voluntary recall of 53 of its beverage products due to microbial contamination issues.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA, for its acronym in English) said in a statement that it was withdrawing from the market a wide variety of products due to the potential risk that they could contain the bacteria Cronobacter sakazakii after a preliminary analysis revealed that “the products did not meet the specifications for sterility”.

Among the products that were withdrawn are Oatly Oat Milk Barista Edition, Imperial nutritional drinks, thick dairy milk, as well as a variety of protein shakes with varieties of the Premier Protein, Aloha, MRE, Pirq and Glucerna brands.

The FDA said all 53 products were distributed nationally while some products were limited in scope. To review the complete batches, click here.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that Cronobacter, formerly called Enterobacter sakazakii, is a germ that can live in dry places. Also has been identified in dry foods such as powdered formulas, herbal teas, and starchesas well as sewage water.

Although infections from this bacterium are rare, they can be deadly in newborn babies. It also poses a risk for people age 65 and older and people with weakened immune systems from diseases or conditions, such as HIV, organ transplants, or cancer.

The FDA recommended that those who have any of the recalled products in their possession dispose of them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

Those with questions can contact the Lyons support center at 1-800-627-0557 or visit the website at www.lyonsmagnus.com.

Until now No illnesses or complaints related to the products have been reported, the FDA said.

This is not the first time that beverage products have been provisionally removed due to health risks. At the end of last year, eight states recalled several Minute Maid products for containing metal parts.

Regarding food, there have also been several withdrawals. At the beginning of June, they collected four meat products from supermarkets in 15 states of the country due to the danger of E. Coli and Salmonella. Weeks before that action, 120,000 pounds of ground beef were recalled for the same reason.

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