Some beverages made by Lyons Magnus, a food and beverage manufacturer, have been recalled in the past two weeks. Some batches from favorite brands like Oatly, Premier Protein, Stumptown and more have been retired.
The reason for the recall, according to a company announcement published on the US Food and Drug Administration website, is that the products “did not meet commercial specifications for sterility”. They could potentially be contaminated with organisms, including the one that causes botulism, according to Lyons Magnus and the FDA.
Specific organisms are Cronobacter sakazakii and now Clostridium botulinum. Cronobacter infections are rare and can cause fever, vomiting, or urinary tract infections. But cronobacter can be dangerous or potentially fatal for babiesthe elderly and people with weakened immune systems.
Clostridium botulinum can cause botulism, a rare but very serious condition that can damage the body’s nerves and lead to complications and even death. Although Clostridium botulinum was not found in the recalled beverages, consumers should discard any affected product whether it looks or smells spoiled, the FDA and Lyons Magnus said in the statement. announcement.
A few more specific drinks, such as lactation smoothies, have also been recalled. Here’s what to know if you’re a plant milk, protein shake drinker, or want to learn more about which brands are having recalls, plus some alternatives to your favorite drink that’s currently unavailable.
Which brands have been recalled?
Similar to many other food or beverage recalls, not all beverages are made by an affected brand is recalled. Certain batches with a certain expiry date may be suitable, for example, as may all batches of a completely different drink of the same brand. If you recognize any of the brands or drinks from the following list, see the recall for a full description specific lot codes, UPC numbers and expiration dates of the recalled products.
That said, certain lots of the following coffee drinks, protein shakes, plant milks and other beverages are being recalled:
- Lyon barista style (Base Sweet Cream Frappe in 32 oz cartons)
- Lyons Ready Care (Thickened dairy beverage in various consistencies; 2.0 high-calorie, high-protein beverages in vanilla, chocolate, and buttery pecan flavors in 8 or 32-ounce cartons; 0 added sugar 1.7 high-fat nutritional drinks high-protein vanilla flavored in 32-ounce cartons; Vanilla or Chocolate Plant-Based Protein Shake in 8.45-ounce cartons)
- grumpy cafe (Ready-to-drink cold coffee, 11 ounces)
- tone it up (Vanilla Chocolate Plant-Based Protein Shake, 11 ounces)
- Uproot (Organic Oat Milk Chocolate Peamilk Oats in 8 oz cartons)
- Organic Valley (organic whole milk and organic low fat milks 1% fat, plain and chocolate flavored in 8 oz cartons)
- Dirty (Full Keto Meal Shake Chocolate Flavor in 11 oz cartons)
- Rejuvenate (Muscle Health+ Vanilla and Muscle Health+ Chocolate, 11 ounces)
- Optimal nutrition (Gold Standard 100% Chocolate Vanilla Whey, 11 oz cartons)
- Organic Sweetie Pie (Organic Mango Banana Lactation Smoothie, Organic Apple Pear Lactation Smoothie, Mango Banana Smoothie and Apple Pear Smoothie)
- Securing the harvest (1.2 Cal for tube feeding in 8 oz cartons)
- PediaSure Harvest (1.0 Cal for tube feeding in 8 oz cartons)
- Lyon barista style (almond, coconut, and oat milk in 32-ounce cartons)
- Pirq (32 milliliter cartons of plant-based protein sold in vanilla, chocolate, caramel coffee and strawberry flavors)
- Glucerna Original (8 ounce cartons of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla sold in cases of 24 units)
- Aloha (cans of plant proteins made with chocolate, sea salt, coconut, vanilla and iced coffee)
- Intelligentsia (ColdCoffee and Oat Latte 330 milliliter cartons)
- Kate Farms (Pediatric Standard 1.2 Vanilla drink 250 milliliter cartons; Pediatric Peptide 1.0 Vanilla in 250 milliliter cartons; Pediatric Peptide 1.5 Vanilla, 250 milliliter; Nutrition Shake Coffee, Nutrition Shake Vanilla, and Nutrition Shake Chocolate, 11 oz; Standard 1.4 Plain, 325 mL; Peptide 1.5 Plain, 325 mL)
- oatly (Barista Edition Oat Milk in 32 oz cartons; Barista Edition 11 oz; Oat-Milk 11 oz; Oat-Milk Chocolate 11 oz)
- First protein (chocolate, vanilla, café latte 330 milliliter cartons)
- ERM (cookies and cream, milk chocolate, salted caramel and vanilla milkshake 330 milliliters protein shakes)
- Stumptown (Cold Brew Coffee in 325 milliliter cartons in Original Oat Milk, Horchata Oat Milk, Oat Milk Chocolate, Chocolate Cream & Sugar and Original Cream & Sugar flavors sugar)
- Imperial (Med Plus Vanilla Nutrition Drink 2.0, Med Plus Vanilla Nutrition Drink NSA 1.7, Med Plus Pecan Butter Nutrition Drink 2.0 and Thickened Dairy Drink in different consistencies).
Did you recall oat milk in the refrigerator? Try this instead.
As a reminder, not all batches or types of beverages produced by a brand are unsafe or risky to drink. Oatly has a variety of products still available for sale on its website. Affected products are limited to Barista Edition oat milk and Barista Edition 11-ounce Original and Chocolate oat milk. To see if yours is being recalled, Oatly says the easiest way to check is to look for the initials “LM” next to the package’s expiration date.
But if you’re a stone cold oat milk drinker and want to branch out into another brand, we recommend Planet Oat. It’s affordable, tastes great, and you can order a six-pack of 32-ounce cartons of “the original” or $42 when you order through Walmart. You can also use the Planet Oat Store Locator to find one near you.
Cold brew recalled?
Certain single serve cartons of Stumptown cold brew with oat milk and a variety of flavors have been recalled, in addition to some by Intelligentsia and Cafe Grumpy. If you’re looking for a take-out replacement, we recommend mixing your own concoction at home using a standard cold brew like The Dove‘s, in addition to your favorite herbal cream. One of our favorite creamers is Elmhurst Oat Milk Creamer.
Substitute for your protein shake
Premier Protein was another big name that saw certain batches of product recalled – impacted shakes also did. But fear not: Owyn, which CNET dubbed the best plant-based protein shake, is still available.
The information in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical or health advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have about a medical condition or health goals.