Salmonella Scare Spreads: Quaker Oats Company Expands Recall of Granola Bars, Check Your Pantries Now!

CHICAGO, IL – Quaker Oats Company has recently announced an expanded nationwide recall of its granola bars due to potential salmonella contamination. The recall now includes the Quaker Chewy Dipps Llama Rama, which were discontinued in September 2023, and have “best before” dates of February 10 or 11, 2024. These products were sold throughout the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Saipan.

Salmonella bacteria causes approximately 1.3 million infections every year, with about 420 resulting in deaths in the United States. The most serious infections tend to impact children, older adults, and individuals with weakened immune systems. If ingested, symptoms of salmonella can include diarrhea, fever, stomach cramps, and possible nausea, vomiting, or headache. Individuals experiencing severe symptoms such as dehydration, prolonged vomiting, prolonged diarrhea, or high fever are advised to contact a healthcare professional immediately.

This recall follows previous recalls issued on December 15 and January 11, expanding to include granola bars, cereals, snack boxes/mixes, and Cap’n Crunch products, among other items. The company advises consumers to check their pantries and dispose of any recalled items. Those seeking reimbursement can contact Quaker Consumer Relations at 1-800-492-9322 or visit to start the process. Additional information on dealing with salmonella infection can be found on the CDC’s website.

Consumers are urged to stay informed and take necessary precautions to avoid potential health risks associated with the consumption of these products.

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