Quaker Oats Products Under Recall
State health officials report that the Quaker Oats Company has announced a recall of several types of granola bars and granola cereals because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recalled product was for sale at several Montana retail locations including grocery stores, gas stations, and in vending machines.
The recalled product was sold in packages, singles, and in snack boxes with other brands. A complete list of recalled products can be found at fda.gov.
Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can cause diarrheal illness if eaten. Most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Symptoms usually start six hours to six days after swallowing the bacteria, and most people recover without treatment in four to seven days.
Children younger than age 5, adults 65 years and older and people with weakened immune systems are at risk for more severe illness that could require medical treatment or hospitalization. If you believe you have an illness due to Salmonella, contact your health care provider.
Consumers who have the recalled product should dispose of it. Contact Quaker Consumer Relations at 1-800492-9322 or visit Quaker Granola Recall for additional information or product reimbursement.
As of Dec. 15, there had been no confirmed reports of illness associated with the recalled products in Montana or elsewhere in the United States.