Oatly Has Recalled a Batch of Its Whole Oat Drink

Katie Frost
Photo credit: Oatly

From Women's Health

Oatly has recalled a batch of its oat drink after fears it might contain pieces of metal from a broken machine part.

The affected product is Oatly's chilled Oat Drink Whole in a 1litre pack size. It has a best before date of 29 April 2019.

The Food Standards Agency has confirmed that the product is "unsafe to drink and presents a safety risk". It added that the affected date code is only available at Tesco.

The dairy-free milk brand said in a statement: "The risk is very small, but we always put safety first and want to make sure we eliminate any risk."

Photo credit: Oatly

The FSA has assured customers than "no other Oatly UK products are known to be affected". Shoppers who have bought the product are advised to avoid drinking it and return the recalled oat drink in exchange for a full refund. Point of sale notices are also being displayed by retailers.

Brands like Oatly have become a favourite of millennials and plant-based eaters alike in recent years. With a number of milk alternatives now on the market, oat drink is said to be the most eco-friendly and is naturally low in saturated fat. Last year, Oatly said it was increasing production by 1,250% due to the ongoing high demand for its products.