Potential Presence of Salmonella Leads to Quaker Oats Recall

Quaker Oats Company is voluntarily recalling some Cap'n Crunch's Peanut Butter Crunch cereal distributed to five Target stores.

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Cap’n Crunches Peanut Butter Crunch cereal and where to find the Best Before Date and UPC code. (Credit: Quaker Oats via PR Newswire)Cap’n Crunches Peanut Butter Crunch cereal and where to find the Best Before Date and UPC code. (Credit: Quaker Oats via PR Newswire)

The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., has announced a voluntary recall of a small quantity of Cap'n Crunch's Peanut Butter Crunch cereal due to the potential presence of Salmonella. While the potentially affected product only reached five specific Target stores and is limited to 21 boxes of one variety with two Best Before Dates, Quaker is initiating the voluntary recall to protect public health.

The recall was initiated as the result of a routine sampling program by the company, which revealed the finished product may contain bacteria. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience 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.

The product being recalled was distributed in limited quantities only to the five Target stores listed below. This recall only includes 21 outstanding boxes purchased after Nov 5:

  • 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 purchased at the following Target stores:






Super Target

4001 N 132nd St





4250 Rusty Rd

Saint Louis



Super Target

10800 E 21st St N




Super Target

8201 S 40th St.





1040 NE Coronado

Blue Springs



A picture of the product listed above and information about how to identify the recalled products can be found on www.capncrunch.com and is provided at the top of this page.

There are no other Quaker products being recalled. The company is working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to further investigate this issue and ensure the recalled products are removed from store shelves and are no longer distributed. No illnesses related to Salmonella have been confirmed to date.

Consumers who have purchased the above products are advised not to consume them, and urged to dispose of or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. They can direct any questions to 800-234-6281, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. â€“ 5:00 p.m. (EST), or find more information at cu.pepsico.com/capncrunch.

(Source: Quaker Oats Company)