Stay up to date with notifications from The Independent

Notifications can be managed in browser preferences.

Quaker Oats recalls granola products over salmonella risk

The company made the announcement on Friday, advising consumers to check their pantries for affected products

Mike Bedigan
Los Angeles
Sunday 17 December 2023 14:33 GMT
Comments
Quaker Oats recalls granola products over salmonella risk
Quaker Oats recalls granola products over salmonella risk (Getty Images)

The Quaker Oats Company has recalled over 40 granola products across the US following concern over potentially deadly salmonella contamination.

The company, which is owned by PepsiCo, made the announcement on Friday, advising consumers to check their pantries for affected products. A full list of the recalled items was published online.

Among the affected products were several varieties of Quakers’ Chewy bars. A total of 36 granola bar types were affected and eight types of granola cereal.

“The Quaker Oats Company announced the recall of specific granola bars and granola cereals because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella,” a statement on the company website read.

“The products impacted are sold in outlets throughout the United States. Consumers should check their pantries for any of the products listed below and dispose of them.”

The company is owned by PepsiCo (Getty Images)

According to CBS, Quaker Oats said it hasn’t received any confirmed reports of people getting sick after eating the recalled products. The company said it has informed the Food and Drug Administration of the recall.

The CDC estimates Salmonella bacteria cause about 1.35 million infections, 26,500 hospitalizations, and 420 deaths in the US every year.

Symptoms of Salmonella illness can include diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. The illness can occasionally be so severe that people need to be hospitalised.

Join our commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in