Popular Breakfast Bar Being Recalled for Salmonella in Utah
Many of the granola bars produced by Quaker Oats are being recalled because of the threat of salmonella poisoning. These include the chewy bars with chocolate chip, peanut butter and the variety pack. There are over 80 products that are bars and cereals made from granola.
The list of all products can be seen on the FDA website where they are being recalled from all 50 states including Utah. The good news is that the company hasn’t had any report of someone getting sick so far.
Salmonella can cause severe sickness, even death. From the FDA site:
Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella 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.
What should you do if you have any of these products?
From the FDA Site the company said consumers should throw out any of the affected products they find in their house and should call Quaker Oats customer relations at 1-800-492-9322 or visit www.quakergranolarecall.com to request a refund.
The company has not said how the granola became infected, only what to do if you have the product. They don’t list a date when the granola was bought, just that if you find it to dispose of it and contact Quaker for a reimbursement.
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