Editor’s note: This story was updated on Aug. 12, 2022.

Aug. 1, 2022 – A recall of protein supplement drinks announced earlier this month was expanded on Aug. 10 to include a number of popular organic, non-dairy beverages.

Lyons Magnus announced the original voluntary recall on July 28 of various protein and beverage products over worries they may be contaminated with germs like Cronobacter sakazakii. The announcement identified 53 affected products, ranging from Oatly Oat Milk to Stumptown Cold Brew Coffee.

The company expanded its recall list on Aug. 10 because some products may also be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Although that organism has not yet been found in any products, the company and the FDA warns consumers not to drink any of the recalled products even if they do not look or smell spoiled.

The complete list of products, which also includes several products from Organic Valley, a popular brand sold in national grocery chains,

 is available on the FDA website, along with ways to tell if yours is part of the recall.

Alarms sounded after an analysis showed the products did not meet commercial sterilization standards, according to Lyons Magnus. The company then issued a recall. No illnesses have been reported.

Behind the Label

Cronobacter sakazakii is a foodborne germ. Contamination from the organism is especially harmful to babies and people who are immunocompromised, although anyone can be at risk.

Cronobacter has been found in dry foods, like powdered infant formula, powdered milk, herbal teas, and starches, according to the CDC, “Cronobacter infection can also be very serious for older people and people whose bodies have trouble fighting germs, like people with HIV, organ transplants, or cancer.”

While infection related to Cronobacter sakazakii is rare, anyone exposed to it can have fevers, vomiting, and urinary tract infections, according to the FDA.

Only around two to four cases are reported to CDC annually, but the CDC says most states do not require reporting, and "rates of Cronobacter infection in the United States are not well understood."

Clostridium botulinum may cause a severe form of food poisoning, the FDA says. It can begin from 6 hours to 2 weeks after eating food that contains the toxin. Symptoms may include double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and muscle weakness. Botulism poisoning can cause respiratory paralysis, and can be deadly unless mechanical ventilation is provided.

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Statista: “Which of the following fitness nutrition products do you consume regularly?”

FDA: “Lyons Magnus Voluntarily Recalls 53 Nutritional and Beverage Products Due To The Potential For Microbial Contamination.”

CDC: “Cronobacter.”

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