Quaker Oats Issues Massive Recall On Dozens Of Products

Quaker's popular cereals and Chewy granola bars might be contaminated with salmonella.

When a food recall is announced, it's always a good idea to double check your pantry or refrigerator for the affected products. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted an announcement by the Quaker Oats Company of a widespread recall on dozens of popular products, many of which you're likely to have in your home. Notably, the snacks involved often make appearances in children's backpacks and lunches.

Quaker Oats Chewy Bars might be contaminated

Specific batches of Quaker's granola bar and cereal products have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in the immunocompromised, children, and the elderly.

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Healthy people infected with salmonella can experience symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, fever, vomiting, and stomach pain. But in more rare situations, salmonella can cause endocarditis, arthritis, and arterial infections such as infected aneurysms.

Quaker Oats products being recalled right now

The Quaker Oats products in question are sold in all 50 states, as well as in Saipan, Guam, and Puerto Rico. It's a very broad list, and you might have more than one of these products in your pantry right now.

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The Quaker Cereals being recalled are as follows:

  • Quaker Puffed Granola Apple Cinnamon Cereal
  • Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey & Almonds Cereal
  • Quaker Puffed Granola Blueberry Vanilla Cereal
  • Quaker Protein Granola Oats, Chocolate & Almonds Cereal
  • Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey, Raisins & Almonds Cereal
  • These products are sold in various sizes. For complete information about the CPU and expiration dates of the affected products, click here.

    The biggest category of the recall is granola bars. A full list of the affected products can be found here, and includes such popular products as Quaker Big Chewy Bars in Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip flavors, and Quaker Chewy Bars in flavors such as Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chunk, Dark Chocolate Chunk, S'mores, Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and many more.

    Additional varieties, like Chewy Dipps Granola Bars and Less Sugar Chewy Bars, are also affected. Variety packs, multipacks, miniatures, holiday flavors for both Halloween and Valentine's Day—the list goes on. The "Best Before" dates on the affected packages range widely across 2024.

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    As mentioned, this is a big list of products possibly contaminated with salmonella, so it's best to give it a careful review. The FDA notice includes a list with product photos, UPC codes, and Best Before dates, so if you're a regular consumer of Quaker Oats cereal or granola bars, or any Frito-Lay variety snack packs, double-check the label on anything in this category before eating it.

    If you've purchased a product listed in the recall, dispose of it immediately. You can file for reimbursement directly from Quaker by visiting quakergranolarecall.com.

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