The Quaker Oats Company is recalling a variety of granola bars and cereals due to a possible salmonella risk, which can be deadly. The recall affects dozens of Quaker products, including certain varieties of granola bars, boxes of granola cereal, and granola bars included in snack boxes.
Quaker shared a list of the affected products with the Food and Drug Administration, who on Friday announced that the company would be recalling a variety of granola bars and granola cereals due to the possibility that they are contaminated with the bacteria salmonella.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, salmonella is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea, fever, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting and headache. However, a salmonella infection can be more severe for infants and children under 5 years old, people 65 and over, people with weakened immune systems, and people taking certain medications, such as stomach acid reducers.
Quaker said in a release that it “has received no confirmed reports of illness related to the products covered by this recall,” and that it had informed the FDA of the recall. Affected products were sold in all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico, the U.S. territory of Guam and Saipan, which is part of a U.S. commonwealth.
The list includes certain varieties of Quaker Big Chewy Bars of various flavors, Quaker Chewy Bars of various flavors, Quaker Puffed Granola Cereal of various flavors, Quaker Simply Granola Cereal of various flavors, and a variety of snack boxes with Quaker Chewy bars (Quaker Chocolatey Favorites Snack Mix, Quaker On The Go Snack Mix, and Frito-Lay Snacks Variety Pack With Quaker Chewy.)
The complete list of products affected by the Quaker recall, along with their specific UPCs, expiration dates and photos, are available on the Quaker website. The company said in its release that no other Quaker products are affected.
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