Oat almond milk among 53 products recalled due to bacterial infection
The recall includes Oatly’s Oat-Milk Barista Edition. An earlier version incorrectly identified it as almond milk.
The maker of Oatly and other specialty drinks has issued a recall for 53 of its products due to potential microbial contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Fresno, Calif.-based Lyons Magnus issued the voluntary recall after preliminary analysis showed they did not meet commercial sterility standards, increasing the risk of contamination from Cronobacter sakazakii. Although no illnesses have been reported related to the issue, the agency advises against consuming any of the products.
The recall covers various protein drinks, coffee products and other beverages, including Oatly̵[ads1]7;s Oat-Milk Barista Edition, Stumptown Cold Brew Coffee with Oat Milk and Aloha plant-based protein drinks, as well as offerings from Lyons, Glucerna, Pirq, Intelligentsia, Kate Farms, Premier Protein, MRE and Imperial .
Although Cronobacter infections are rare, vulnerable populations and those who are immunocompromised are more susceptible to disease. Common symptoms include fever, vomiting and urinary tract infection.
Cronobacter was found in infants who became ill or died after consuming infant formula from an Abbott plant in Michigan. Although the illnesses could not be traced to the plant, and the company said bacteria linked to the illnesses did not originate there, the factory was shut down for months after the FDA cited unsanitary conditions, leading to a nationwide shortage of baby formula.
None of the products in Lyon’s recall are intended for infants.
The FDA published a list of specific lot codes and product codes to identify the recalled products, which was distributed nationally. More information can be found at fda.gov or by calling the company’s recall support line at 800-627-0557.