Some drinks made by Lyons Magnus, a food and beverage manufacturer, have been recalled over the past few weeks. A number of plant-based milks, protein shakes and coffee drinks sold under various brands have been pulled from store shelves. On Tuesday, the company expanded the recall to include additional products in an update posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website.
The reason for the recall, according to the FDA and Lyons Magnus, is that the products “did not meet commercial sterility specifications.” According to Lyons Magnus and the FDA, they could potentially be contaminated with organisms, including the one that causes botulism.
King’s Hawaiian, the only food product included in the recall so far, said it is recalling its pretzel bread, including its pretzel hamburger buns, pretzel sliders and pretzel bites, “out of an abundance of caution” because they use the Lyons Magnus ingredient. affected in greater withdrawal of drinks.
No other breads or rolls sold by King’s Hawaiian were affected, the company said. But if you have any King’s Hawaiian Pretzel Bread, you should throw it out and contact King’s Hawaiian for a replacement.
The specific organisms with which the affected items could be contaminated are cronobacter sakazakii and clostridium botulinum. Cronobacter infections are rare and can cause fever, vomiting or urinary tract infections. However, Cronobacter can be dangerous or life-threatening to infants, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.
Clostridium botulinum can cause botulism, a rare but very serious disease that can damage the body’s nerves and lead to complications, including death. Although clostridium botulinum was not found in the recalled beverages, consumers should throw away any affected product regardless of whether it looks or smells spoiled, the FDA and Lyons Magnus said in the announcement.
Several more specific drinks, such as lactation smoothies, have also been recalled. Here’s what you should know if you’re a plant-based milk drinker, protein shake drinker, or otherwise interested in learning more about the brands that are being recalled, as well as a few alternatives to your currently unavailable favorite drink.
Which brands were pulled?
As with many other food or drink memories, not every drink made by the affected brand is recalled. For example, some batches with a certain expiration date may be fine, as may all batches of a completely different drink of the same brand. If you recognize any of the brands or beverages on the following list, please review the recall for a full description of the specific lot codes, UPC numbers, and expiration dates of the recalled products. On the other hand, King’s Hawaiian appears to be recalling all of its pretzel bread, but you can see a list of the specific lot codes here.
Some of the following coffee drinks, protein shakes, plant-based milks, and other beverages are being recalled:
- Lyons Barista style (Sweet cream base Frappe in 32-ounce cartons; Almond, oat, soy, and coconut non-dairy beverages in 32-ounce cartons).
- Lyons Ready Care (Condensed milk drink in various consistencies, 32 and 8 ounce cartons; 2.0 high calorie high protein beverage in vanilla, chocolate and butter pecan flavors in 8 or 32 ounce cartons; 0 with added sugar 1.7 high calorie high protein nutrition drink in vanilla flavor in 32-ounce cartons; Plant-Based Protein Shake in vanilla or chocolate in 8.45-ounce cartons).
- Grumpy’s Cafe (Cold ready-to-drink coffee, 11 oz.).
- Tone it down (Vanilla Chocolate Plant-Based Protein Shake, 11 oz.).
- Eradicate (Oatmilk Organic Oats and Peamilk Chocolate in 8 ounce cartons).
- Organic Valley (organic whole milk and organic 1% milk fat Low-fat milks, regular and chocolate-flavored in 8-ounce cartons).
- Salted (Complete Chocolate Flavor Keto Meal Shake in 11 ounce cartons).
- Rejuvenate (Muscle Health + Vanilla and Muscle Health + Chocolate, 11 oz.).
- Optimal nutrition (Gold Standard 100% Whey in Chocolate and Vanilla, 11 ounce cartons).
- Darling Bio (Organic Lactation Smoothie Mango Banana, Organic Lactation Smoothie Apple Pear, 11.1 oz).
- Secure the Harvest (1.2 cal for tube feeding in 8 oz cartons).
- Harvest PediaSure (1.0 cal for tube feeding in 8 ounce cartons).
- Lyons Barista style (almond, coconut, and oat milk in 32-ounce cartons).
- Pirq (Plant Protein 32 milliliter cartons sold in vanilla, chocolate, caramel coffee and strawberry flavors).
- Glucerna Original (8 oz chocolate, strawberry and vanilla cartons sold in boxes of 24).
- Aloha (chocolate sea salt, coconut, vanilla and iced coffee-based protein bars).
- Intelligence (ColdCoffee and Oat Latte 330 milliliter cartons).
- Kate Farms (Pediatric Peptide 1.0 Vanilla, Standard 1.0 Vanilla, Nutrition Shake Coffee, Nutrition Shake Vanilla, Nutrition Shake Chocolate, Standard 1.4 Plain, Peptide 1.5 Plain, Pediatric Standard 1.2 Vanilla, Pediatric Peptide 1.5 Vanilla, various carton sizes).
- Oatmeal (Barista Edition Oat Milk in 32 oz cartons; Barista Edition 11 oz; Oat-Milk 11 oz; Oat-Milk Chocolate 11 oz).
- Premier Protein (chocolate, vanilla, cafe latte 330 milliliter cartons).
- MRE (cookies and cream, milk chocolate, salted caramel and vanilla shake 330 milliliter protein shake).
- Stumptown (cold brew coffee in 325 milliliter cartons in oat milk Original, oat milk Horchata, oat milk chocolate, Cream & Sugar chocolate and Cream & Sugar original flavors).
- Imperial (Med Plus 2.0 Vanilla Nutritional Drink, Med Plus NSA 1.7 Vanilla Nutritional Drink, Med Plus 2.0 Butter Pecan Nutritional Drink and Condensed Milk Drink in various consistencies).
- Royal Hawaiian (Pretzel Slider Buns, Pretzel Hamburger Buns and Pretzel Bites).
Did you remember the oat milk in the fridge? Try this instead.
As a refresher, not every batch or type of beverage produced by a brand is dangerous or risky to drink. Oatly still has a range of products available for sale on their website. Affected products are limited to Barista Edition Oatmilk and 11-ounce Barista Edition, Original and Chocolate Oatmilk. To find out if your shipment is recalled, Oatly says the easiest way to check is to look for the initials “LM” next to the package’s best before date.
But if you’re a cold oat milk drinker and want to branch out to another brand, we recommend Planet Oat. It’s affordable, tastes good, 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.
Do you remember cold brew?
Again, not every product made by the brands listed in the recall was affected, and most will still have a variety of options available and safe to drink. Cafe Grumpy released a statement reiterating that they are no longer working with Lyons Magnus for their cold drinks and only a few lots of drinks are affected which will expire at the end of this month. This is a similar case to most or all of the brands on this list.
That being said, some single-use cartons of cold coffee drinks have been recalled. If you’re looking for a replacement to take on the go, we recommend mixing up your own mix at home using a standard cold drink like La Colombe in addition to your favorite plant-based creamer. One of our favorites is Elmhurst Oat Milk Creamer.
Substitute a protein shake
Premier Protein was another big name that saw many products recalled – affected shakes were also produced. But don’t worry: Owyn, which CNET called the best plant-based protein shake, is still available.
The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions regarding health conditions or health goals.