Wine Country Gift Baskets / Houdini Inc. of Fullerton, CA is recalling all gift baskets produced with Quaker Chewy Granola bars. This recall comes after a recall by the Quaker Oats company of certain granola bars and granola cereals because of potential Salmonella contamination.

Gift baskets were distributed throughout the U.S. via online sales and through

To determine if the recalled item is in your basket, verify your gift basket in the item listed below. Then look for a white label with black print on the bottom of the basket. The Lot Code number will start with “LC” followed by six numbers.

Gift baskets and lot codes affected by this recall:

  • #8700 Ministry of Snacks Sweet and Savory Collection: Gift lot codes LC 595922, LC 596339, LC 597305, LC 597306, LC 597910, LC601543 and LC 607376.

As of the posting of this recall, no illnesses have been reported.

Consumers should dispose of any recalled items.

About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled granola products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.

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