Nearly 40% of coffee, nutritional drinks recalled over possible bacteria

Nearly 40% of coffee, nutritional drinks recalled over possible bacteria

Lyons Magnus, the maker of coffee and nutritional drinks, including Stumptown and Oatly, has added nearly 40 drink products to its recall due to concerns over possible microbial contamination.

According to an update from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the recall list expanded to more than 89 products this week, including PediaSure and Ensure drinks, because they may be contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii and Clostridium botulinum.

The company issued a recall for 53 of its products in late July after an analysis showed that the products did not meet commercial sterility specifications. The recall includes Oatly oat milk products, several Stumptown cold brew coffee beverages, nutritional drinks such as PediaSure Harvest and Ensure Harvest, and protein shakes, including several varieties of Premier Protein, Aloha, MRE, Pirq and Glucerna brands.

Although cronobacter sakazakii infections are rare, vulnerable and immunocompromised populations may be more susceptible to infection, according to the notice. Symptoms include fever, vomiting and urinary tract infection.

Clostridium botulinum, which could cause a severe form of food poisoning, wasn't detected in the products, but the company said that people shouldn't consume any of the recalled products, even if they don't look or smell spoiled.

After eating food that contains the toxin, people can experience double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing and muscle weakness, according to the notice.

Consumers poisoned with botulism can experience respiratory paralysis, resulting in death unless mechanical ventilation is provided with assistance with breathing, the notice continued.