It is never a good sign when there's been a food recall. Especially when it's something that you enjoy on a regular basis. It is even more troublesome when you get a voice mail from COSTCO warning you of that recall. That was my morning wake-up call and a chance to think twice before my granola for breakfast

The Quaker Oats Company announced the recall of specific granola bars and granola cereals because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

That is the warning on the specially created website for this recall, The recalled products were distributed nationwide and runs a wide variety of Quaker products, including chewy snack bars, breakfast cereals, and variety packs of snacks.

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The official warning I received came from Costco, but there is no one particular store that was affected by this recall. The products are sold by many retailers and online.

As of this writing, there has been no confirmed cases of illness in the United States linked to these Quaker products. BUT, Salmonella is not something you want to risk. A recent recall involving cantaloupe contaminated with the bacteria has been linked to many illnesses and even a few deaths. For more on that recall, click here.

If you do have any of the Quaker products in question (click here to view the FULL LIST), DO NOT EAT them. You can return your item to the place of purchase for a refund or safely dispose of the items, and clean any surfaces the food may have come into contact with.

Quaker cereal and chewy bar boxes

At, they have made it easy to apply for a reimbursement if you believe you have purchased affected products.

Illness Symptoms from Salmonella

According to the FDA, symptoms include: diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Symptoms may occur within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. If you believe you have a case of Salmonella, reach out to your healthcare professional.

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