The Quaker Oats Company has expanded their recall from December due to concerns of salmonella contamination. This includes an additional twenty-four varieties of granola bars, cereals, and snacks.
On Thursday, the company, which is under PepsiCo’s ownership, declared a new recall in both the US and Canada.
The updated recall now encompasses Quaker Chewy Granola Bars and Cereals, Cap’n Crunch Bars and specific cereals, Gamesa Marias Cereal, Gatorade Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars, Munchies Munch Mix, and snack boxes that contain these items.
The FDA has received 24 reports of negative occurrences related to the originally recalled products, but no illnesses have been definitively connected to the foods, according to a spokesperson for the agency on Friday. These negative occurrences may involve medical issues, as well as grievances about the taste, color, packaging, or other non-medical concerns with the product, the official noted. The FDA will continue to look into these reports.
Infections of Salmonella can result in symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal discomfort. In very uncommon instances, these bacterial infections may lead to death.
Customers should inspect their kitchen cabinets for any of the listed items and dispose of them. The company’s recall website contains further information and instructions for receiving reimbursement.