(CMR) The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is advising members of the public of a recall of products from the Quaker Oats Company due to the potential presence of Salmonella, which may lead to illness if consumed. The announcement was made by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
This food recall includes some Quaker Granola and Cereals Bars, Cereals, Cap’n Crunch Instant Oatmeal, Gatorade Protein Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars, Munchies Snack Mix and Snack Boxes.
Foster's Supermarket said it has removed all affected items from its shelves as it has been in contact with the DEH.
The recall does not include Quaker Oats, Quaker Instant Oats, Quaker Grits, Quaker Oat Bran, Quaker Oat Flour and Quaker Rice Snacks
A detailed list of product names and images can be found at www.quakerrecallusa.com.
DEH Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) have contacted all local wholesalers and supermarkets regarding this recall. Measures have been implemented by the DEH to ensure that the affected products are not offered for sale to the public.
Consumers are advised to refrain from using the affected product and properly dispose of them or return any unopened packages to the place of purchase. Consumers can scan the SmartLabel QR code on the product package to determine if it has been recalled.
DEH also encourages those who feel they have become ill from the consumption of any of these items to contact their medical provider immediately.
Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.
Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop severe illness. Individuals who are concerned about related illnesses should contact their healthcare provider.
For further information on this recall, visit the FDA’s website or use the link https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/update-quaker-issues-revised-recall-notice-additional-product-due-possible-health-risk or contact DEH’s Environmental Health Officers at tel. 949-6696 or by email at [email protected].