Quaker recalls granola bar over possible ‘contamination’

(WKBN) – The Quaker Oats Company announced Wednesday that it has expanded a nationwide recall of its granola bars.

The company now says its Quaker Chewy Dipps Llama Rama, which were discontinued in Sept. 2023, have been added to a list of previously recalled products.

The reason, as listed by Quaker, is potential “salmonella contamination.”

The affected products bear “best before” dates of February 10 or 11, 2024. The USDA said the products were sold throughout the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and Saipan.

The CDC estimates that salmonella bacteria causes approximately 1.3 million infections every year, including about 420 deaths. The most serious infections often affect children, older adults or those with weakened immune systems.

Symptoms of salmonella, which can begin up to six days after ingestion of contaminated food, include diarrhea, fever, stomach cramps, and possible nausea, vomiting or headache. Those experiencing more severe symptoms — including dehydration, prolonged vomiting, prolonged diarrhea, or diarrhea with a fever of over 102 degrees F, among other symptoms — should contact a doctor immediately.

More information on salmonella infection can be found in Quaker’s recall notice or at the CDC’s website.

This latest recall is an expansion of previous recalls issued on December 15 and January 11 which included granola bars, cereals, snack boxes/mixes and Cap’n Crunch products, among other items. A complete list of Quaker’s recalled products can be found at the company’s website.

Consumers should check their pantries and dispose of any recalled items, Quaker said. Those seeking reimbursement can also contact Quaker Consumer Relations at 1-800-492-9322 or visit QuakerRecallUSA.com to start the process.

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