Quaker recalls granola bars and other granola products due to possible Salmonella risk

Dec 19, 2023

Dec. 19, 2023. Reno/Sparks, Nev. – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the Quaker Oats company is recalling 43 specific granola products, because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism with the potential to cause serious and sometimes fatal infection among young children and vulnerable populations.

The recalled items include specific Quaker Chewy Bars, Quaker granola cereals, and certain snack boxes containing Quaker granola bars. The products were sold throughout all 50 U.S. states, including several locations in northern Nevada, as well as Puerto Rico, Guam and Saipan.

To date, the Quaker Oats Company has received no confirmed reports of illness from products in this recall.

A full list of all affected products, with best by dates as early as Jan. 2024, is available at the FDA’s website.

Healthy individuals who become infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which can be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. While rare, serious bloodstream infections are possible.

Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH), formerly the Washoe County Health District, encourages residents to follow the FDA’s guidance to check pantries for any recalled items, and discard any that are found.

You can find more information about the recall on the FDA’s website, including best by dates, UPCs and sizes. Consumers with questions are encouraged to call Quaker Consumer Relations at 1-800-492-9322.

NNPH also has resources and information on foodborne illness and outbreaks available at our website.

FDA Recall announcement: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/quaker-recalls-granola-bars-and-granola-cereals-due-possible-health-risk

NNPH Foodborne Illness & Outbreak Program Resources: https://www.nnph.org/programs-and-services/environmental-health/food-protection-services/foodborne-illness-and-outbreak-program.php

Please note the Washoe County Health District changed its name to Northern Nevada Public Health on Aug. 31, 2023. More information is here.

Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH) is nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board and has jurisdiction over all public health matters in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County through the policy-making District Board of Health. NNPH consists of five divisions: Administrative Health Services, Air Quality Management, Community and Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health Services and Epidemiology & Public Health Preparedness. More info can be found here.