Quaker Oats is recalling some granola bars and cereals nationwide due to salmonella risk

The Quaker Oats Company announced Friday that it is recalling some granola bars and cereal flakes sold in the United States because they may be contaminated with salmonella, a potentially deadly bacteria.

Here is a complete list of recalled products that Quaker Oats says were sold in all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Guam and Saipan. No other Quaker products were affected, the company said.

Salmonella can cause serious illness if it enters the bloodstream, especially in young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. The pathogen causes an estimated 1.3 million infections in Americans each year, resulting in an average of more than 26,000 hospitalizations and 420 deaths, CDC data shows.

Symptoms of infection usually appear within 12 hours to three days of consuming contaminated food and include diarrhea, fever, nausea, and abdominal cramps.

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Quaker, which is owned by beverage and snack giant PepsiCo, said it had not received any confirmed reports of people becoming ill after consuming the recalled products. Quaker said it has notified the Food and Drug Administration of the recall.

Consumers can visit www.quakergranolarecall.com for more information, including details on how to request a refund.

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