My family keeps these snacks around the house in case of a sudden craving and I know many others that do, too. I've just learned that both Missouri and Illinois need to check the pantries because both states are now a part of a massive recall of this popular snack.

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The Food and Drug Administration just issued an urgent alert of one of the more popular snack bars in America. The recall has now expanded to include Missouri and Illinois along with most of the other states. The announcement says there is potential salmonella poisoning in more than a dozen variations of Quaker Granola Bars.

Here are just a few of the bars to look for:

  • Quaker Big Chewy Bars Chocolate Chip
  • Quaker Big Chewy Bars Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
  • Quaker Big Chewy Bars Variety Pack
  • Quaker Chewy Bars and Dipps Variety Pack
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Chocolate Chip
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Dark Chocolate Chunk
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  • Quaker Chewy Bars Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Chocolate Chip Holiday Minis
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Chocolate Chip Halloween Minis
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Chocolate Chip Spring Minis
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Chocolate Chip Valentine Minis
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Chocolate Chunk
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  • Quaker Chewy Bars Less Sugar Chocolate Chip
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Less Sugar Cookies & Cream
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Less Sugar Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Less Sugar Variety
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Oatmeal Raisin
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
  • Quaker Chewy Bars Variety Pack

There are also some Quaker Oats granola cereals in this recall, too. Make sure to check the FDA bulletin for the complete list.

As the Mayo Clinic says, salmonella infection is especially dangerous for the young, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. In extreme cases, it can be fatal. That's why this snack bar and cereal recall is as urgent as it is.

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