Quaker Oats recalls dozens of products due to risk of foodborne illness

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Miami, Florida, Hallandale Beach, Walmart store, Quaker packages granola bars on shelf, March 2023.

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Quaker Oats recalled more than 40 granola bars and grain products on Friday because they may be contaminated with salmonella.

Affected foods include the classic Chewy cereal bar variety pack, chocolate-covered Chewy Dipps bars, puff and protein cereals and even granola bars found in some Frito-Lays snack boxes, a US list says Food and Drug Administration.

“To date, Quaker has not received any confirmed reports of illness associated with the products affected by this recall,” the FDA said in a press release announcing the recall.

The potentially contaminated products have a best-before date of October 2024 and were sold in all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico, Guam and Saipan.

The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.

Salmonella is a type of bacteria found in animal products, fruits and vegetables, flour and processed foods such as prepared meals, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC estimates that more than 1 million cases of foodborne illness are caused by this bacteria each year.

According to the FDA, most healthy people exposed to salmonella experience a variety of symptoms, including fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

However, the CDC warns that children under five, adults over 65, and people with weakened or weakened immune systems are at higher risk of developing a serious or even fatal infection.

Customers who purchased these products should contact Quaker Oats at https://www.quakergranolarecall.com/. There they will be asked what products they purchased, how much they paid for them, and send a picture of the boxes or keep receipts for verification purposes.