Pepsico’s Quaker Oats subsidiary recently issued a recall on specific products for containing an undeclared allergen. The products recalled have a description of “Chewy Smashbar Graham Pretzel Snack Bars.”.
The recall was issued after it was discovered that the disclaimer “may contain milk” was not printed on the packaging of the affected products. The company emphasizes that only the specified products are affected by the recall and not all of the snack bars. The affected snack bars have a UPC code that ends in 31108, with “best before” dates of the following: Oct 29-11RB,Oct 30-11MM, Oct 30-11RB, Nov 22-11RB,Nov 23-11RB, Nov 24-11RB, Nov 27-11RB, Dec 22-11RB, Dec 22-11MM, Dec 23-11RB, and Dec 24-11MM. These dates are printed on the side of the product’s packaging.
The company is already working to recover all of the products involved and is cooperating with the FDA to make sure that consumers who may be affected by this recall remain safe. Milk in all of its forms is considered a common food allergen. People who are sensitive to milk may suffer an allergy attack once they unknowingly consume it. In some cases, there have been allergy attacks that turned into a more serious medical emergency. For this product, one allergy attack has already been reported and the sufferer has already been treated and is out of danger currently.
Consumers who were able to buy the recalled snack bars are urged to return it to the store where they were bought. For any questions that they may have, they can call Quaker at 800-856-5781.