If you have some Premier Protein in your fridge, don’t drink it — it might be a part of a massive nutritional and protein drink recall. Back in July, a whopping 53 protein, nutritional, milk substitute, and coffee beverages from 12 different popular brands were a part of a voluntary recall. Now, there’s even MORE drinks added to the list, and you should check if you have any of them.
Premier Protein and Oatly are just two of the brands associated with the recall, but there are many more. We break down the reason for the recall, what products are included, and how to get your money back:
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Why is there a nutritional and protein drink recall?
On July 29, 2022, Lyons-Magnus, the company behind popular nutritional drinks like Premier Protein, voluntarily recalled 53 brands after they discovered possible contamination from a germ called Cronobacter sakazakii. In rare cases, this organism can cause fevers, vomiting, and urinary tract infections.
On Aug. 10, Lyons-Magnus announced that dozens more drinks were added to the recall.
The FDA said the products weren’t sterilized to meet commercial standards.
No illnesses or sicknesses have been reported to Lyons-Magnus or the FDA, but if you or anyone you know is experiencing these symptoms after consuming the affected products, call the Lyons Recall support center at 1-800-627-0557.
Which products are affected by the protein drink recall?
There are over 100 total products included in the recall. These products were distributed nationally at places like Walmart, Sam’s Club, Albertsons, Costco, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Walgreens, and more. Some of the most popular brands in the recall include:
- Premier Protein
- Intelligentsia Coffee
- Lyons Ready Care
- Lyons Barista Style
- Stumptown Coffee
- Kate Farms
The FDA website has the complete list of recalled products, along with the added products with specific Lot codes and expiration dates ranging from Nov. 1, 2022, through Sep. 9, 2023. You can find the Lot codes and Best By dates on the top of individual cartons or the side of multipacks.
You don’t need to worry if you have any brand infant products. No products for infants are involved in this recall.
What should you do if you have the recalled product?
If you have any of the products in the recall, don’t consume them. You can either throw the products away or return them to the place you bought it for a full refund. You can still get your money back even if you don’t have a receipt.