FDA product recall announced on popular Quaker Pancake Mix due to soy contamination

A recall has been issued on popular pancake mix, here's everything you need to know.

Quaker Oats product recall FDA
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Quaker Oats product recall FDA

In a precautionary measure aimed at ensuring consumer safety, PepsiCo Caribbean, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for specific packages of the popular Quaker Pancake with Whole Grain Oats Mix. The recall is prompted by the discovery that these products contain undeclared soy, posing a potential health risk to individuals with soy allergies or severe sensitivities.

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Which Products Are Affected?

The recall pertains to 15.97 oz cartons of Quaker Pancake with Whole Grain Oats Mix. These packages were distributed at various retail stores in Puerto Rico, with the distribution commencing on July 3rd, 2023. The affected product can be identified by the following details:

  • Product Description: Quaker Pancakes with Whole Grain Oats - mix to prepare pancakes (Pancakes con Avena de Grano Entero – Mezcla para preparar panqueques)
  • Size: 15.97 oz.
  • UPC (Universal Product Code): 7 501761 848267
  • Best Before / Codes: APR 24 HAB101 MFG APR2123 JUN 24 HAB201 MFG JUN0823 ABR 24 HAB101 MFG ABR2123 JUN 24 HABB201 MFG JUN0823

What Are the Health Risks?

Individuals with soy allergies or severe sensitivities who inadvertently consume this product face potential health risks. Soy allergies can trigger a range of symptoms, from mild discomfort to severe, life-threatening reactions. These symptoms may include hives, swelling of the throat and mouth, difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, and gastrointestinal distress. Anaphylactic shock is the most severe and immediate risk for those with severe soy allergies.

As of the time of this announcement, there have been no reported allergic reactions associated with the mislabeled product. However, this recall is a precautionary step to mitigate any potential risks and prioritize consumer well-being.

Here's What to Do If You Bought the Product

For individuals who have purchased Quaker Pancake with Whole Grain Oats Mix and are allergic to soy or have a severe sensitivity to it, it is strongly advised not to consume the product. Instead, promptly discard it to avoid any potential health complications.

PepsiCo Caribbean, Inc. has notified the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of this voluntary recall, aligning with established regulatory procedures to ensure consumer safety.

Returning the Product:

Consumers who wish to return the recalled product for a full refund can do so by returning it to the store where it was purchased, accompanied by the purchase receipt as proof of purchase. This approach is designed to streamline the refund process and address the concerns of affected consumers promptly.

Customer Service Assistance:

For further assistance or inquiries, consumers with the recalled product in their possession can contact the customer service line of the local distributor at +1 787-788-4110. The customer service line operates from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, to address consumer concerns and provide information about the recall.

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