Quaker Oats recalls two dozen more products due to salmonella risk
The Quaker Oats Co. is recalling 24 more products after recalling dozens of cereals, granola bars and snacks last month due to potential contamination with salmonella bacteria.
The products recalled Thursday include certain flavors of Cap’n Crunch and Oatmeal Squares cereals, additional types of Chewy granola bars, some Gatorade protein bars and more.
In total, more than 60 Quaker products have been recalled since Dec. 15 due to salmonella concerns.
The December recall included some batches of Quaker Chewy granola bars, Quaker granola cereals and snack boxes that contain those products. The latest recall adds to the list more Quaker Chewy bars and cereals, as well as Gamesa Marias Cereal, Munchies Munch Mix, Gatorade bars and Cap’n Crunch bars, cereals and instant oatmeals.
In an alert posted Thursday on the Food and Drug Administration website, Quaker said consumers should dispose of any recalled products, which are sold throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and Saipan. As of Dec. 15, Quaker said it had not confirmed any illnesses related to the recalled products
The recall does not include Quaker oats, instant oats, grits, oat bran, oat flour or rice snacks.
While foodborne illnesses are hard to track, salmonella most likely causes more than any other bacteria. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency estimates that there are more than 1 million foodborne cases of salmonella in the U.S. each year.
The CDC currently advises people not to eat pre-cut cantaloupe. Unless they can be certain it came from a brand other than Malichita or Rudy.
Salmonella usually causes diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps six hours to six days after eating a contaminated product. Some people may also develop nausea, vomiting or a headache. These symptoms typically resolve within four to seven days without antibiotics.
However, the infection can be more severe — and sometimes fatal. In children under 5, adults ages 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems.