Nationwide Quaker Granola Bars & Cereal Recall (Salmonella)
Recently, the popular snack brands Quaker Chewy Granola Bars and Quaker Cereal issued a voluntary recall of certain varieties of their product due to concerns over salmonella contamination. According to the company, the recall affects a limited number of boxes of the Chewy Granola Bars, including the Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and S’mores varieties as well as Granola Cereal. Additionally, this affects certain snack boxes which include specified granola bars. The recall was initiated after the company received notice from one of their suppliers that an ingredient used in the bars may have been contaminated with salmonella.
Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can cause serious illness in humans. Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include fever, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. While most people who contract salmonella recover without any long-term effects, the illness can be particularly dangerous for people with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly, and those with chronic illnesses.
If you have purchased any of the affected Quaker Chewy Granola Bars or Quaker cereal , the company recommends that you dispose of them immediately or return them to the store where you purchased them for a full refund. Consumers with questions or concerns can contact Quaker Oats customer service at 1-800-856-5781. It is always important to stay vigilant when it comes to food safety, and to take any recalls seriously in order to protect yourself and your family from potential illness.
Head to the Quaker website to read more about the Quaker Cereal & Granola Recall which affects products nationwide.
What is a Recall?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States are the departments responsible for investigating potential problems with food safety. Of course, from their investigations, they may issue warnings to the public. In other words, a Recall by the FDA or CDC means that the product in question is not safe for the specified reason. Additionally, guidelines and instructions are given for each recall, based on the specific threat at hand. For example, they may warn that consumers should not consume the product. Or, they may suggest that the company responsible is willing to refund the purchase price.
Why is There a Recall?
What is Salmonella?
Salmonella poisoning, also known as salmonellosis, is a type of bacterial infection caused by the Salmonella bacteria. The bacteria can cause food poisoning when they are ingested through contaminated food or water. Symptoms of salmonella poisoning usually start within 12 to 72 hours after infection and can include diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, and vomiting. In most cases, the symptoms will last for four to seven days, and most people will recover without treatment. However, in some cases, salmonella poisoning can be severe, particularly in young children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. If you suspect that you have salmonella poisoning, it is important to seek medical attention right away.
Which Product(s) are Included in this Recall?
Visit the official Recall site for a full and up-to-the-minute current list of recalled products.
Where Was the Recalled Product Sold?
Which states are included, or is it nationwide? At which stores was the product sold?
What Should You Do?
Do not eat it. Throw it away. Return to store for a full refund. Call if you get sick.