Popular Granola Bars and Cereals Recalled over Potentially Fatal Contamination

The Quaker Oats Company has recalled more than two dozen types of granola bars and cereals over concerns of a potentially fatal contamination.

The company is recalling the foods over a possible salmonella contamination risk.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, and in rare cases, death.

In extreme cases, salmonella can get into the bloodstream and cause more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.

The various products being recalled have been sold in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Saipan.

The company said it hasn’t yet had any confirmed reports of illness connected to the recall.

The company said consumers should throw out any of the affected products they find in their house.

They should then call Quaker Oats customer relations at 1-800-492-9322 or visit www.quakergranolarecall.com to request a refund.

The affected products include:

  • Quaker Chewy Bars in chocolate chip
  • Chocolate chip cookie dough
  • Dark chocolate chunk
  • Quaker Puffed Granola Apple Cinnamon
  • Blueberry Vanilla Cereals

Other products are also affected by the recall.

Click here for a full list on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website.

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Last month, a salmonella outbreak connected to cantaloupe caused at least eight deaths in the U.S. and Canada.

Health agencies from the two countries have said “Malichita” or “Rudy” brand cantaloupes potentially served as the source of the illnesses.

At least four suppliers are believed to have distributed the fruit.

There has been a slew of recalls over the Salmonella concerns in recent weeks, including whole cantaloupes from the two brands and products believed to be made from the potentially affected fruit, according to the FDA.

Earlier this month, TGD Cuts LLC put certain fresh-cut fruit cups, clamshells, and tray products under recall, according to a notice posted by the FDA.

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