Stop Using Any Of These Milks In Your Coffee Immediately, FDA Issues A Warning
Some people like to drink their coffee black, but there's no shame in adding a little cream, sugar, or both to alleviate the bitterness.
There's more variety than ever regarding creamer selections, including mainstays like milk and Coffee Mate and non-dairy alternatives like oat and almond milk.
But before you add anything to your next cup of coffee, you should know that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States just issued a warning about different kinds of milk that may be bad for your health.
Royal Crest Dairy announced a voluntary recall for its Farmer's 2% Reduced Fat Chocolate Milk Pints last week.
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The FDA issued a recall warning on August 5 for milk pints with the code date AUG-22 that were possibly contaminated with undeclared egg - a recognized allergy.
According to the FDA, those who are allergic to eggs or have a "severe allergy" might ingest the milk and "risk a serious or life-threatening allergic response."
According to Royal Crest Dairy, the contamination happened when an egg-containing product was put through the same filter as the chocolate milk.
Affected items were sent to merchants across southern Colorado, and anybody who bought the milk was advised to return it to the store.
Although the Royal Crest Dairy recall was restricted to Colorado, the most recent recall impacts customers worldwide.
A previously issued recall has been extended.
Lyons Magnus LLC increased its voluntary recall of nutritional and beverage products on August 10, according to the FDA.
The recall now covers several Organic Valley brand milks, including eight-ounce packages of Organic 1% Milkfat Lowfat Chocolate Milk, Organic 1% Milkfat Lowfat Milk, and Organic Whole Milk.
Additional Oatly oat milks, Rejuvenate protein shakes, many other nutritious shakes and smoothies, cold brew coffee, and even beverages for toddlers and nursing mothers have been recalled.
The FDA notification includes an updated table of recalled items, including lot IDs, universal product codes (UPCs), and best by dates, in bold type.
On the list are also the 53 items that were on the first recall notice, which came out on July 29.
According to a root cause investigation, the items failed to "meet commercial sterility criteria."
As early as April 2021, some products were sent to stores all over the country, while others were more "restricted in reach," according to the FDA.
All of the goods included in the recall notice are possibly contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii and Clostridium botulinum, which was not mentioned in the initial recall notice.
The FDA cautions that both germs may have significant consequences on your health.
According to the FDA, an illness caused by Cronobacter sakazakii is uncommon, but patients with impaired immune systems may be more vulnerable.
If infected, symptoms may include fever, vomiting, and a urinary tract infection (UTI).
On the other hand, Clostridium botulinum uses "serious food poisoning," according to the FDA, with symptoms appearing four to six hours after swallowing the toxin.
The alert also mentions double vision, impaired vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, trouble swallowing, and muscular weakness.
Botulism poisoning may also occur, resulting in "respiratory paralysis," which can be deadly if breathing aid is not provided by "mechanical ventilation."
Clostridium botulinum has not been found in any of the items, but the FDA advises customers "not to ingest any of the recalled products even if they do not seem or smell rotten."
If you have any of these nutritional items or drinks, the FDA requests that you dispose of them immediately or return them to the retailer where you bought them for a refund.
If you tend to leave items in your fridge for too long, the FDA warns you not to ingest those that have passed their "best by" date.
If you have any concerns about the recall, please get in touch with the Lyons Recall Support Center at 1-800-627-0557, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is also available on the company's website.