NEW YORK (CNN) — Quaker Oats last month expanded its product review to its granola bars, snacks and some varieties of its popular Cap’n Crunch cereal products sold in the United States because of possible salmonella contamination.
The packaged food maker said Thursday it is recalling additional products, including more cereal bars and snacks.
Affected products listed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now include Quaker Chewy Granola Bars (Fruity Fun) Amazing Apple, Quaker Chewy Granola Bars (Fruity Fun) Amazing Apple and Spent Strawberry Variety Pack, Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Yogurt. Strawberry Flavor, Cap’n Crunch Treats Crunch Berry Cereal Bar, Quaker Chewy Granola Breakfast Cereal Strawberry, Cap’n Crunch Cinnamon Crunch Cereal and Cap’n Crunch OOPS! All Berry Instant Oatmeal.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), salmonella is a type of bacteria that can be found in animal products, fruits and vegetables, flour and processed foods such as prepared entrees. The CDC estimates that these bacteria cause more than 1 million cases of foodborne illness each year.
According to the FDA, most healthy people who are exposed to salmonella develop a range of symptoms, including fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
However, the CDC warns that children under five, adults over 65, and people with weakened immune systems are at increased risk of serious or even life-threatening infections.
Quaker Oats noted that the products under review were sold nationwide and in Puerto Rico, Guam and Saipan.
The company said consumers should check to see if they have any of the recalled products and, if so, throw them away. Consumers may also contact Quaker Consumer Relations at www.QuakerRecallUSA.com.
With reporting by CNN’s Eva Rothenberg.