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Quaker Oats Expands Nationwide Recall Notice as Additional Products Pose Salmonella Risk

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The Quaker Oats Company has expanded its list of recalled items to include additional cereals, bars, and snacks that pose a risk of contamination with Salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Jan. 11.

Products recalled include Cap'n Crunch Sea Berry Crunch Cereal, Quaker Oatmeal Squares, and Munchies Snack Mix.

The notice is an expansion of a Dec. 15 recall that included dozens of kinds of “Chewy Bars,” puffed granola and granola oats cereals and granola bars included in snack boxes. Popular flavors including Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin were among the recalled items.

Salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain in a healthy person and serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, seniors or others with weakened immune systems, the FDA said. 

The nationwide recall has taken effect immediately. Consumers have been encouraged to throw away any of the products they have in their pantries. The FDA has said consumers can contact Quaker Consumer Relations (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time from Monday to Friday) at 1-800-492-9322 or visit www.quakergranolarecall.com regarding product reimbursement.

In much smaller-scale recalls in recent years, Quaker recalled a pancake mix in Puerto Rico in October and a specific flavor of rice crisps in some states in 2021, both because of undeclared soy allergens.

A combined list of the currently-recalled products is available here 

TIME has reached out to the Quaker Oats Company and the FDA for further comment, and to see if any illnesses have been reported as a result of the now-recalled products.

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