FRESNO, Calif. (WXIN) – Protein shake maker Lyons Magnus is expanding its recall of nutritional and beverage products that could be contaminated.
The company previously recalled 53 nutritional and beverage products because they may have bacteria from the germ Cronobacter sakazakii. This germ can cause fever, vomiting, and urinary tract infections.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says infection from this germ can be very serious for older people and people with HIV, organ transplants, or cancer.
Cronobacter sakazakii was at the center of a recall of baby formula in February. While the company said the list of products did not include anything for infants, it does include some products for children as young as 1.
The products may also be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. While it has not been found in the products, the company warns people not to consume them even if they do not look or smell spoiled.
This toxin can cause a severe form of food poisoning start anywhere from six hours to two weeks after consumption. Symptoms may include double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and muscle weakness.
The release said botulism poisoning can cause respiratory paralysis, resulting in death, unless assistance with breathing is provided.
On Wednesday, Aug. 10, the company announced that it is expanding its recall to include additional brands and code dates. This includes 32 additional products. There are nearly 400 additional lot codes added to the recall.
The expansion comes after continued collaboration and consultation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The company says an analysis of the products indicates they did not meet commercial sterility specifications.
The product began distribution in April of 2021 and is packed in various formats under many different brand names.
Anyone with the recalled product should throw it away or return it to where they bought it for a refund. Anyone with questions can call the Lyons to recall support center at 1-800-627-0577. The company also encourages people not to consume products past their best buy date.
You can find the full list of recalled products by visiting the FDA website.