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Quaker Oats Initiates Nationwide Recall Amid Salmonella Concerns

Chicago, Illinois – December 15, 2023
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The Quaker Oats Company issued a widespread recall of specific granola bars and granola cereals due to potential Salmonella contamination on December 15, 2023. The company’s announcement underscores the serious health risks associated with Salmonella particularly for young children, frail or elderly individuals, and those with weakened immune systems.

Official Statement

“On January 11, 2024 the Quaker Oats Company announced an expansion of the recall to include additional cereals and bars. This recall includes Quaker Chewy Granola Bars and Cereals, Cap’n Crunch Bars and select Cereals, Gamesa Marias Cereal, Gatorade Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars, Munchies Munch Mix and Snack Boxes that include these products.

For a detailed list, including UPC, product name, and product image, please click on the category below.

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This recall does not include:

  • Quaker Oats

  • Quaker Instant Oats

  • Quaker Grits

  • Quaker Oat Bran

  • Quaker Oat Flour

  • Quaker Rice Snacks

If you believe you have impacted product and you have not already requested reimbursement, [visit]. We are currently processing all previously submitted requests for reimbursement. If you believe you have additional impacted products, [visit the website].”

Identifying Recalled Products

The recalled products are sold in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Saipan. The recall applies to a range of Quaker products with specific UPC codes, sizes, and “Best Before” dates. The affected items include popular granola bar varieties like Quaker Big Chewy Bars Chocolate Chip, Quaker Chewy Bars Chocolate Chunk, and Quaker Chewy Dipps Chocolate Chip. More information regarding affected products can be found on

Health Risks and Contact Information

Salmonella infection symptoms may include fever, bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare instances, Salmonella can lead to severe conditions such as arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.

No Confirmed Reports, Swift FDA Notification

Quaker Oats assures consumers that there have been no confirmed reports of illness related to the recalled products. The company has promptly informed the FDA of its actions, emphasizing that the recall is specific to the listed products, and no other Quaker products are impacted.

More Information Regarding Procedure

Consumers can find detailed information on the recalled products by visiting the official recall website at Additionally, the company encourages consumers to utilize the SmartLabel QR code on product packaging for more information.

Quaker Consumer Relations is available for consumer inquiries and product reimbursement from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, at 1-800-492-9322. Consumers are strongly advised to contact this number if they have any of the recalled products or visit the official recall website for additional information.


As the recall unfolds, consumers are urged to be vigilant, checking their pantries for the listed products and taking immediate action to ensure their safety. The recall signals the company’s commitment to prioritizing consumer well-being and addressing potential health risks associated with the affected granola bars and cereals.

For further updates and detailed product information, consumers can refer to the company’s official recall website and are advised to stay informed about the evolving situation.

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