Oatly and Premier Protein Products Among 53 Nutritional and Beverage Products Recalled by Lyons Magnus

Lyons Magnus, the maker of numerous nutritional and beverage products, has voluntarily recalled multiple types of food and beverage products because of potential Cronobacter sakazakii pollution. To date, no illness or complaints related to the products have been reported, according to the July 29 announcement from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the FDA.

Cronobacter is a germ that can live in very dry places, and it has been found in dry foods, such as infant formula and powdered milk. The bacteria can cause severe bloodstream infections (sepsis) or meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes that protect the brain and spine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Although Cronobacter infections are very rare, they can occur in anyone, and some groups are at higher risk for a serious infection. Infants younger than 2 months old, infants born prematurely, and infants with weakened immune systems are more likely to be sickened by Cronobacter. None of the products included in this recall are intended for infants (people under the age of 1), according to the FDA statement.

People 65 and older and people with compromised or weakened immune systems can also be at higher risk. In adults, symptoms of the infection can include fever, vomiting, and urinary tract infection (UTI).

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