Consumers advised to check Quaker products amidst recall for possible Salmonella contamination

The Prices and Consumer Affairs Division continues to appeal to the
public not to consume any of the Quaker products that have been
recalled, as this could result in serious ailment.
The company has recalled a number of its products due to possible
health risks, and Consumer Affairs says there has been an expansion
of the recall on specific granola bars, cereals, and snacks because
they could possibly be contaminated with salmonella.
According to Quaker Oats, the manufacturer, the list of recalled
items includes Quaker Chewy Granola Bars and cereals; Cap’n
Crunch Bars and select cereals; Gamesa Marias cereal; Gatorade
Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars; and the Munchies Munch Mix
and Snack Boxes which include these products.
Local consumers are advised to check their pantries and cupboards
for any of the recalled products and verify the QR code on the
packages at
In this way they can determine whether their product is part of the
affected lot.

The Division says that consumers with the affected product should
discontinue use and return it to the place of purchase for a refund.
Meanwhile, this recall does not include all Quaker products. Exempt
are: Quaker Oats; Quaker Instant Oats; Quaker Grits; Quaker Oat
Bran; Quaker Oat Flour; and Quaker Rice Snacks.

Consumers are advised that Salmonella is an organism that can
cause serious and, sometimes, fatal infections in young children, frail
or elderly people, and persons with weakened immune systems.

However, healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience
fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and
abdominal pain. 
In rare circumstances, a Salmonella infection can result in the
organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe