Get these Quaker Oats treats out of your house.
So says PepsiCo-owned
Quaker Oats Company, which on Friday issued a voluntary recall warning that dozens of its granola bars and granola cereals could be contaminated with salmonella, a bacterial organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children and frail or elderly people, as well as those with weakened immune systems.
The recall includes dozens of varieties of Quaker Chewy Bars, including those found in Frito-Lay variety packs and Lunch Box Mix packs, which are sold in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and Saipan. The recall also includes several varieties of Quaker Simply Granola cereal.
“Consumers should check their pantries for any of the products listed below and dispose of them,” the recall notice said.
Consumers can find a complete list of recalled products, including UPC numbers, sizes and expiration dates, on this PDF.
Quaker said that it hasn’t received any confirmed reports of illness related to the products covered by this recall and that it has informed the Food and Drug Administration about the potential contamination. Symptoms of salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, the recall notes. In rare cases, the infection can lead to more severe illness, such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis (a life-threatening inflammation of the heart’s chambers and valves) and arthritis.