On Friday, December 15, Quaker Oats issued a nationwide recall that included dozens of their granola bars and granola cereals. The products included in the recall are sold in  Minnesota and Wisconsin.

This recall hit home for me on Friday when our family received notification from Costco that we had purchased recalled granola bars from their Duluth store.

The reason for the big recall is that the Quaker Oats products in question have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Just recently, two Minnesotans died from Salmonella after eating contaminated cantaloupe.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, salmonella infections can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

Thankfully, Quaker has received no confirmed reports of illness related to the products covered by this recall as of yet. However, due to the salmonella potential with these products, consumers are asked to check their pantries for the recalled products.

It's important to note that his recall only applies to the specific products below. No other Quaker products are impacted.

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Here is an overview of all of the recalled granola bars and granola cereals.

Granola Bars Included In The Recall

  • Quaker Big Chewy Bars Chocolate Chip
  • Quaker Big Chewy Bars Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
  • Quaker Big Chewy Bars Variety Pack
  • Quaker Chewy Bars and Dipps Variety Pack
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Chocolate Chip
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Chocolate Chip Holiday Minis
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Chocolate Chip Halloween Minis
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Chocolate Chip Spring Minis
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Chocolate Chip Valentine Minis
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Dark Chocolate Chunk
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Chocolate Chunk
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Less Sugar Chocolate Chip
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Less Sugar Cookies & Cream
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Less Sugar Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Less Sugar Variety
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Oatmeal Raisin
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
  • Quaker Chewy Bars S’mores
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Variety Pack
  • Quaker Chewy Dipps Chocolate Chip
  • Quaker Chewy Dipps Peanut Butter
  • Quaker Chewy Dipps Variety Pack
  • Quaker Chewy Mini Dipps Birthday Blast
  • Quaker Chewy Mini Dipps Summer Night S’mores

Granola cereal Included In The Recall

  • Quaker Puffed Granola Apple Cinnamon Cereal
  • Quaker Puffed Granola Blueberry Vanilla Cereal
  • Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey & Almonds Cereal
  • Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey & Almonds Cereal
  • Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey, Raisins & Almonds Cereal
  • Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey, Raisins & Almonds Cereal
  • Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey, Raisins & Almonds Cereal
  • Quaker Protein Granola Oats, Chocolate, & Almonds Flavor

Granola Bars Recalled Can Also Be Found In The Following Snack Boxes

  • Quaker Chocolatey Favorites Snack Mix
  • Quaker On The Go Snack Mix
  • Frito-Lay Snacks Variety Pack With Quaker Chewy
  • Frito-Lay Chips and Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Variety Pack
  • Crunchy & Chewy Snacks, Frito-Lay Chips, Cookies, Nuts and Quaker Chewy Bars Variety Pack
  • Lunch Box Mix, Frito-Lay Chips, Cookies, and Quaker Chewy Bars Variety Pack
  • Frito-Lay Popped & Baked Chips with Cookies, Nuts and Quaker Chewy Bars Variety Pack
  • Frito-Lay Snack Time Favorites with Baked, Smartfood, SunChips, and Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Variety Pack
  • Tasty Snacks, Frito-Lay Chips, Nuts, Cookies and Quaker Chewy Bars Variety Pack
  • Ultimate Flavor Snack Care Package, Variety Assortment of Chips, Cookies,
  • Crackers, & More

You can click on the button above to access a full list of every product included in the recall, along with the UPC numbers, sizes, and “best before” dates. There are also reimbursement instructions.

Also, consumers with any recalled product can contact Quaker Consumer Relations at 1-800-492-9322, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. CST.

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