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Recall alert: Quaker Oats expands recall with cereals, granola bars over possible salmonella risk

The United States Food and Drug Administration and the Quaker Oats Company on Friday announced an expansion on its previous recall to include Cap’n Crunch cereals, Gatorade protein bars and other items due to possible salmonella contamination.

The United States Food and Drug Administration and the Quaker Oats Company on Friday announced an expansion on its previous recall to include Cap’n Crunch cereals, Gatorade protein bars and other items due to possible salmonella contamination.

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The recall was originally announced on Dec. 15, 2023. Among the newly recalled items are Cap’n Crunch Cinnamon Crunch Cereal and Gatorade Protein Bars in the peanut butter chocolate flavor, USA Today reported.

The products affected by the recall were sold in all 50 United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and Saipan, the FDA said.

A list of previously recalled items and the additional ones can be found on Quaker Oat’s recall website.

Quaker Oats informed the FDA of the actions they are taking. Quaker Oats also said you can scan SmartLabel QR code on the packaging of the product to see if they have been recalled either ones you have in your pantry or at the store. More information can be found on the Quaker Oats website.

Salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea vomiting and stomach pains, the FDA said, according to the AP. In rare cases, salmonella can be deadly.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 1.35 million cases of salmonella infection happen in the United States each year leading to around 26,500 hospitalizations and 420 deaths, according to the AP.

The FDA recommends that you check your pantries to see if any of the recalled items are in there. If they are, you are encouraged to throw them out. You can also contact Quaker Consumer Relations Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST at 1-800-492-9322 or by visiting the recall website for information about product reimbursement or additional information.