The Quaker Oats Company announced the recall of specific granola bars and granola cereals because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The products impacted are sold in outlets throughout the United States. Consumers should check their pantries for any of the products listed below and dispose of them.
According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 1.35 million cases of salmonella infection occur in the U.S. each year, causing approximately 26,500 hospitalizations and 420 deaths.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and potentially fatal infections in young children, elderly people or those with weakened immune systems. Healthy people exposed to salmonella may experience a fever, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. In rare cases, salmonella can enter the bloodstream causing severe illnesses including arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.