The Quaker Oats Company today announced the recall of specific granola bars and granola cereals listed below because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella …The Quaker Oats Company announcing a recall of some of its products in all 50 states, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, and Saipan. The impacted products include Quaker Big Chewy Bars Chocolate Chip and Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey & Almonds Cereal, among several others.
Why It Matters: Announced on Friday, Quaker Oats recalled more than 40 granola cereals and granola bars. In Friday’s recall announcement, the company noted: “To date, Quaker has received no confirmed reports of illness related to the products covered by this recall.” The company says the recalled products should be thrown away due to Salmonella concerns, also noting that consumers may contact Quaker Consumer Relations “for additional information or product reimbursement.” The affected products include goods with “best by” dates ranging until October 1, 2024.
What is Salmonella? A type of bacteria that can make people sick. Children under the age of 5 are the most likely to be infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which also notes, “Infants, adults aged 65 and older, and people with a weakened immune system are the most likely to have severe infections.”
by Emily Hooker, based in Texas