The new list includes more types of Quaker Chewy Bars and other cereal products.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
January 12, 2024, 6:29 pm ET
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Quaker Oats Co., the popular cereal and snack company owned by PepsiCo, has expanded a recall of some granola bars and cereal products in early December to include dozens more items potentially contaminated with salmonella.
The recall now includes popular products like Cap’n Crunch Treats cereal bars and Gatorade Protein Peanut Butter Chocolate bars, which have “best by” dates between January 11, 2024, and October 31, 2024, according to the company’s announcement posted. Has been done Food and Drug Administration website Thursday.
The expanded recall follows a previous announcement on December 15 that recalled “specific granola bars and granola cereals,” including children’s favorite Quaker Chewy Bars, Quaker Simply Granola products and Quaker On the Go Snack Mix, among other items, “because They have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.” The products were sold in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and Saipan. A full list of items included in the original recall can be found here.
Dozens more products were added to the expanded recall list this week, including additional types of Quaker Chewy Bars, Cap’n Crunch Treats bars and cereals, Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal, Munchies Snack Mix and Gamesa Marias cereal. A list of the expanded recall items – as well as specific sizes, UPC tracking numbers and “best before” dates – can be found on the FDA website, and a complete list of all recalled products and product information can be found on Quaker. Oats Recall Website.
Like previously recalled products, the items on the expanded recall list were “sold in the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and Saipan,” Quaker said Thursday.
Quaker Oats Company today announced an extension of the recall through December 15, 2023, to include Gatorade protein bars due to the potential for them to be contaminated with Salmonella. Quaker Oats Company
“Consumers should check their pantries for any of the products listed below and dispose of them,” the company said. The company said those affected by the recall “can contact Quaker Consumer Relations (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday) at 1-800-492-9322 or for additional information or product reimbursement. Visit www.QuakerRecallUSA.com for more information.”
Customers can request reimbursement on the Quaker recall website.
The company said consumers can scan the SmartLabel QR code on product packages to determine if their product is affected by the recall.
The initial December recall noted that Quaker had “not received any confirmed reports of illness related to the products included in this recall”, however, it was not immediately clear whether the company had received reports of illnesses since then. Quaker did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment on the matter.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Salmonella is a bacteria that can make people sick, and most types cause a disease called salmonellosis.
The CDC says most people with salmonellosis experience symptoms such as diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps, which can last from a few hours to several days after infection. However, some people may not develop symptoms for several weeks.
According to the health agency, the infection is diagnosed through laboratory testing, and most people recover within four to seven days without antibiotics. The CDC says antibiotic treatment is recommended for people at risk for serious infection, including people with serious illness, people with weakened immune systems, adults 50 and older with medical problems such as heart disease, infants and Includes adults over 65 years of age.
In the United States, the CDC estimates that Salmonella is responsible for approximately 1.35 million illnesses, 26,500 hospitalizations, and 420 deaths each year.
ABC News contacted Quaker Oats for additional comment on the expanded recall, but did not immediately receive a response.