Quaker Oats Granola Recall Issued Over Salmonella Food Poisoning Risks

FDA urges consumers to throw away recalled Quaker granola bars and granola cereals, and sanitize any surfaces the products may have contacted, to reduce the risk of salmonella food poisoning.

Certain Quaker Oats chewy bars, cereals and assorted snacks are being recalled due to a risk they may be contaminated with salmonella, which can lead to serious and potentially life-threatening food poisoning infection.

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the Quaker Oats granola recall on December 15, instructing consumers to immediately stop eating certain granola bars and granola cereals, and to discard any remaining products to prevent the spread of salmonella food poisoning.

While no illnesses have yet been reported, officials warn that exposure to the recalled granola may pose serious risks of those with a weakened immune system, such as young children, the elderly and pregnant women. Therefore, consumers should also clean any surfaces that may have come into contact with the contaminated Quaker granola.

Salmonella food poisoning may result in diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, which typically lasts between four and seven days. However, in rare circumstances the infection can even spread throughout the blood stream and cause arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.

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Quaker Oats Granola Recall

On December 15, the FDA released a list of recalled Quaker Oats granola products, stating that a variety of items could potentially be contaminated with salmonella. The recall includes Quaker’s Chewy Granola Bars, Granola Cereal, and assorted snack boxes that contain the granola bars.

The recalled products contain a ‘’Use-by-date’’ ranging from January 09, 2024 through October 01, 2024, and were shipped to retailers in all 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico, Guam, and Saipan.

The FDA is instructing customers and retailers to dispose of the recalled products and thoroughly disinfect any containers, surface areas or utensils the products may have come in direct contact with to prevent the spread of salmonella.

Consumers with recalled products are being encouraged to contact Quaker Consumer Relations (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST, Mon.-Fri.) at 1-800-492-9322 or visit www.quakergranolarecall.com  for additional information or product reimbursement.

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