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Quaker Oats Initiates Recall of Granola Products Due to Salmonella Risk

by Ethan Kim
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Quaker Oats Recall

On Friday, Quaker Oats announced a recall of a range of its granola products, encompassing both granola bars and cereals, over potential salmonella contamination.

The Food and Drug Administration has noted that salmonella infections can lead to symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps. Although uncommon, these infections can sometimes result in death.

Owned by PepsiCo, Quaker Oats clarified in a press release that there have been no reported cases of illness linked to the recalled granola items. The products subject to recall include various granola oats cereals and Quaker Chewy Bars, which are also components of certain PepsiCo snack mixes.

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Quaker Oats stated that the recalled products have been distributed across all 50 states of the U.S. and its territories. The company is urging consumers in possession of these products to discard them and to contact its customer service or visit the recall website for further details and to arrange for a refund.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that salmonella infections annually affect approximately 1.35 million individuals in the U.S., leading to about 26,500 hospitalizations and 420 fatalities.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Quaker Oats Recall

What products are included in the Quaker Oats recall?

The recall by Quaker Oats includes various granola oats cereals and Quaker Chewy Bars, which are also components of certain PepsiCo snack mixes.

What are the symptoms of salmonella infection?

Symptoms of salmonella infection typically include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps. In rare cases, it can be fatal.

Has Quaker Oats received any reports of illness due to the recalled products?

As of the announcement, Quaker Oats has not received any reports of illness related to the recalled granola products.

Where have the affected Quaker Oats products been sold?

The affected Quaker Oats products have been distributed across all 50 states of the U.S. and its territories.

What should consumers do if they have purchased the recalled products?

Consumers with the recalled products should discard them and contact Quaker Oats customer service or visit the recall website for more information and to arrange for a refund.

How common are salmonella infections in the U.S.?

Approximately 1.35 million cases of salmonella infection occur in the U.S. each year, leading to around 26,500 hospitalizations and 420 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More about Quaker Oats Recall

  • Quaker Oats Official Recall Announcement
  • FDA Advisory on Salmonella Symptoms
  • CDC Statistics on Salmonella Infections
  • PepsiCo Product Information
  • Food Safety Guidelines for Contaminated Products
  • CDC Advice on Pre-Cut Cantaloupe Consumption
  • Recent Food Recalls and Safety Measures

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6 comments

MikeJohnson December 16, 2023 - 11:03 pm

Wow, another recall? seems like these are happening more often now, what’s going on with food safety these days?

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HealthFirst December 17, 2023 - 5:04 am

It’s good they’re taking action before anyone gets sick. But how does something like this even happen? Contamination during processing or what?

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FoodieGuru December 17, 2023 - 12:40 pm

Heard about the Quaker oats issue on the news, scary stuff. i mean, salmonella is no joke. gotta be more careful with what we eat.

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Sara_K December 17, 2023 - 12:45 pm

1.35 million cases of salmonella each year! that’s a crazy high number, didn’t realize it was so common.

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GranolaBarLover December 17, 2023 - 3:15 pm

Just threw out my Quaker Chewy Bars, better safe than sorry. Kinda disappointed though, they were my fav snack 🙁

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Tim_the_Trucker December 17, 2023 - 5:21 pm

driving across states, it’s hard to keep track of all these recalls. gotta stay updated for safety, i guess. but it’s a hassle, really.

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