Quaker Oats extends recall of products
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Quaker Oats extends recall of products

Many Americans have Quaker Oats in their pantries. With products like granola bars, cereal and oatmeal, the brand is a staple for families across the country. However, last December the brand published a press release announcing a list of recalled items due to a possible health risk. Additional items were added to the list on Jan. 11 and Jan. 31. 

The possible health risk in question is the bacteria Salmonella. The United State’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines Salmonella as “an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.”

Not all Quaker products have been impacted by this recall. Oats, instant oats, grits, oat bran, oat flour and rice snacks have been determined to be safe by the brand. Parent company PepsiCo, Inc. is offering reimbursement for recalled products. In the chance that one believes their product may be contaminated, follow this link to apply for a reimbursement.

The FDA reminds all citizens to check the recall list for updates, and immediately discard any items that have the potential to be contaminated. For a full list of recalled products visit the Quaker site.

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