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Quaker Recalls Granola Bars and Granola Cereals


On December 15, 2023, The Quaker Oats Company recalled granola bars and granola cereals because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division strongly recommends that food program operators take precautions to ensure these products are not served or consumed and instead are disposed of per the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Please note that per the FDA these products are not USDA Foods items.

The following information is directly from the FDA:

CHICAGO, Illinois – December 15, 2023 – The Quaker Oats Company today announced the recall of specific granola bars and granola cereals listed below because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

For further information on this recall, please visit the FDA Safety Alert Web page External link opens in new window or tab..
Contact Information

Consumers or program operators with questions about the granola recall can contact Quaker Consumer Relations at 1-800-492-9322.

If you have any other questions regarding this subject, please contact Jeremy Partsch, Office Technician, by phone at 916-322-3005 or by email at jpartsch@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, December 27, 2023
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