"There is a health risk only if consumed raw or if the product is undercooked," the company said on its Web site. "The vast majority" of the recalled boxes have "likely not been placed on store shelves."
"Approximately 98 percent of the product is within our control. The 2 percent of product, which is outside of our control, was shipped to a limited number of retail and mass merchandisers," Quaker Oats said.
So far, no illnesses have been linked to the recall and the company said that no other products had been affected.
What Consumers Should Do
Three varieties of the mixes are affected: Aunt Jemima Pancake and Waffle Mix: Original, Original Complete and Buttermilk Complete.
Aunt Jemima said the products are packaged in two-pound and five-pound boxes with any of the following 10-digit UPCs: 30000 43272, 30000 05040, 30000 05070 and 30000 05300.
The recalled products all have Best Before Dates between Feb. 8, 2009 and Feb. 16, 2009.
Click here for more information on the recall or call 1-800-407-2247 to reach the consumer relations line.