WASHINGTON - The Quaker Oats Company is issuing a voluntary recall of a small quantity of Cap'n Crunch's Peanut Butter Crunch cereal due to the potential presence of salmonella.
Quaker Oats says no illnesses related to salmonella have been confirmed to date.
The company says it is recalling 17.1 ounce boxes of Cap'n Crunch's Peanut Butter Crunch cereal with UPC code 0 30000 6211 1 and Best Before Dates of JUL 30 19 or JUL 31 19.
The recall includes 21 outstanding boxes purchased after Nov 5.
The impacted cereal was sold at five Target stores:
Super Target 4001 N 132nd St Omaha NE 68164
P-Fresh 4250 Rusty Rd Saint Louis MO 63128
Super Target 10800 E 21st St N Wichita KS 67206
Super Target 8201 S 40th St. Lincoln NE 68516
P-Fresh 1040 NE Coronado Blue Springs MO 64014
The recall was initiated as the result of a routine sampling program by the company, which revealed the finished product may contain bacteria.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says symptoms of salmonella include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
There are no other Quaker products being recalled.
The company is working closely with the FDA to further investigate this issue and ensure the recalled products are removed from store shelves and are no longer distributed.
Anyone who purchased the affected product are asked to not eat it and should dispose of the cereal or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Anyone with questions can call 800-234-6281, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST), or find more information online.