Lyons Magnus, a nutritional drinks company, extended a voluntary recall of some types of popular products, including the oat drink Oatly, Optimum Nutrition protein powder and Glucerna shakes, because of the potential for microbial contamination, the company and federal authorities said this week.
The company said in a statement on July 28 that no illnesses or complaints related to the recalled products had been reported. A company statement on Wednesday announcing more product recalls did not say whether anyone had been sick, and a spokeswoman declined to comment beyond the press releases.
The Food and Drug Administration posted a list of 89 products, along with lot and case numbers involved in the recall, which came after “ongoing cooperation and consultation” with the agency, the company said in its statement. Some of the recalled products were distributed nationwide, the company said.
The statement said that “cause analysis” indicated that the products did not meet “commercial sterility specifications”.
FDA officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday night.
The recalled brands include varieties of Organic Valley milk and Stumptown Cold Brew Coffee.
The company said the recalled products could potentially be contaminated with harmful organisms, including Cronobacter sakazakii and Clostridium botulinum. Cronobacter sakazakii is a bacterium that can cause life-threatening infections or inflammations of the membranes that protect the brain and spine. Clostridium botulinum is a bacterium that makes dangerous toxins that can cause severe food poisoning, according to the World Health Organization.
“While Clostridium botulinum has not been found in any products, consumers are cautioned not to consume any of the recalled products, even if they do not look or smell spoiled,” the company said in a statement also published on the US Foods website. was placed. and drug administration. “Consumers are also advised not to consume products that have passed their expiration date,” the statement said.
According to the statement, symptoms of Cronobacter sakazakii, which is rare, may include fever, vomiting and a urinary tract infection. Clostridium botulinum can become sick six hours to two weeks after eating contaminated food and can be fatal, the statement said. Symptoms may include decreased vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and muscle weakness.