In a press release , Quaker Oats Company, a division of PepsiCo, in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced the voluntary recall of 8-count Quaker Chewy Smashbar Graham Pretzel snack bars because of the presence of an undeclared milk allergen that is not listed in the ingredients.
The recall is restricted to the Quaker Smashbar Graham Pretzel snack bars with the UPC code ending in 31108 and best before dates of October 29 2011 RB, October 30 2011 MM, October 30 RB, November 22 2011 RB, November 23 2011 RB, November 24 2011 RB, November 27 2011 RB, December 22 2011 RB, December 22 2011 MM, December 23 2011 RB, December 23 2011 MM, December 24 2011, RB and December 24 2011 MM, which can be found stamped on the side of the packaging. No other Quaker Oats products are affected by this recall.
Quaker is currently in the process of recovering these items and is working closely with the FDA to ensure the safety of consumers that may be impacted by this recall. Consumers with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The company has received one report of an allergic reaction in association with this recall. The consumer was treated immediately. Consumers that have allergies or sensitivities to milk that have purchased this product are urged to discard the item.
As a Greenville personal injury attorney , I’ve witnessed similar recalls in the past and know the potential dangers they pose. If you’ve been injured through the consumption of a defective food product, it may be beneficial to speak with a personal injury lawyer in your city.