The Quaker Oats Company announced an expansion of the December 15, 2023, recall to include additional cereals and bars. Additional products also include Gamesa Marias cereal and Cap’n Crunch Instant Oatmeal. This expansion also includes Gatorade Protein Peanut Butter Chocolate bars, based on an ingredient supplied from Quaker.
Additional products are recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with 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.
The additional recalled products, which may have been shipped to you, are listed further below. Please refer to www.QuakerRecallUSA.com (website will be live by 5 p.m. CST on Jan. 11, 2024) for a comprehensive list of all recalled products – including those from the December 15, 2023, recall.
Please read the attached Customer Letter for full instructions on the next steps for the customer.
For this product recall, it is important that any of the recalled products you have in your possession – whether at the warehouse or on store shelves – are isolated, rendered unsaleable and destroyed in a compactor or landfill. If you are a distributor and have distributed any recalled products, please notify your customers of this recall.
Consumers should check their pantries for any of the products listed below and dispose of them. Additionally, consumers with any products noted below can contact Quaker Consumer Relations (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST, Mon.-Fri.) at 1-800-492-9322 or visit www.QuakerRecallUSA.com (website will be live by 5 p.m. CST on Jan. 11, 2024) for additional information or product reimbursement.
Consumers can also scan the SmartLabel QR code on the product package to determine if it has been recalled. Click here for information on how to use SmartLabel.
We are working closely with the FDA on this issue. Your Account Manager or Customer Account Specialist will be contacting you to discuss this further. You will receive full credit for any product that is authorized to be destroyed.
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