Oatly oat milk recall for Cronobacter contamination expands


The maker of Oatly, the popular oat milk with connections in the Philly area, has expanded a voluntary recall to include four other Oatly products and products from other brands like PediaSure and Ensure.

California-based manufacturer Lyons Magnus issued an initial recall of 53 products spanning multiple brands in late July and added to the list on Wednesday. According to the Food and Drug Administration, potential microbial contamination is the reason for the recalls. Analysis revealed that the recalled products did not meet sterility specifications.

Even though nothing looks wrong with the products — many on the list don’t expire until 2023 — the FDA is warning consumers not to digest them because they could be contaminated with cronobacter sakazakii and Clostridium botulinum.

Although rare, cronobacter sakazakii can cause fever, vomiting, and urinary tract infection, with immunocompromised people being more susceptible to infections, according to the FDA. Clostridium botulinum can cause severe food poisoning which may include double vision, blurred vision, droopy eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and muscle weakness. In its worst form, poisoning can lead to respiratory paralysis.

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Oatly products added to the recall list are Oat Milk Barista Edition (11-ounce cartons), Oat-Milk Chocolate (11-ounce cartons), Oat-Milk (11-ounce cartons), and Oat-Milk Barista Edition (32- thin ounce cartons).

Oatly has a factory in Millville, NJ, and a development lab in Bridesburg.

Also on the list are a handful of Sweetie Pie Organics smoothies, including two aimed at women looking to increase lactation, and a PediaSure Harvest product used for tube feeding.

Consumers can check the tops of bottles or cartons to see if the lot codes and best buy dates match any of the recalled products. The same information can be found on the cartons of the multipacks.

The full list of recently recalled products can be found on the FDA’s website and customers can contact Lyons Magnus Recall Support at 800-627-0557.


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