Quaker Oats issues recall of quinoa granola bars due to possible Listeria contamination
CHICAGO — The Quaker Oats Company has announced a voluntary recall of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars after an ingredient supplier was found to have distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with a type of Listeria.
While the vast majority of potentially affected Quaker products were withheld from ever reaching retail shelves, the following recalled products were distributed nationwide:
- 6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Chocolate Nut Medley with UPC code 3000032241 and Best Before Dates of: 10/16/2016, 10/17/2016
- 6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Yogurt, Fruit & Nut with UPC 3000032243 and Best Before Dates of: 10/10/2016, 10/11/2016
The Lysteria organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
There have been no reported illnesses as of Tuesday, May 5.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to dispose of or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. They can also direct any questions to 800-856-5781, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (EST), or find more information at http://www.quakeroats.com.