CHICAGO — The Quaker Oats Co., a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., on Nov. 16 initiated a voluntary recall of a small quantity of Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch cereal due to the potential presence of Salmonella.
Quaker said the recall was limited to 21 boxes of one variety of the cereal distributed to five Target stores with Best Before dates of July 30, 2019, and July 31, 2019. The five stores are located in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.
“The recall was initiated as the result of a routine sampling program by the company, which revealed the finished product may contain bacteria,” Quaker said.
Quaker said none of its other products are being recalled, and the company is working closely with the Food and Drug Administration to further investigate this issue and ensure the recalled products are removed from store shelves and are no longer distributed. In the meantime, the company said it is taking these actions out of commitment to and concern for consumers. No illnesses related to Salmonella have been confirmed to date, Quaker said.
Earlier this month Conagra Brands, Inc. recalled Duncan Hines cake mixes after a positive finding of Salmonella, and earlier this year Kellogg recalled all its Honey Smacks cereal after it was determined the cereal could be contaminated with Salmonella Mbandaka.