The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, issued a voluntary recall of select granola bars due to possible Listeria contamination.
The recall was announced after the company discovered that a supplier distributed sunflower kernels that may have been contaminated with the bacteria.
Although there are no reported illnesses at this time, Quaker Oats felt it was in the best interest of consumers to be proactive and remove the products in question.
The company explained in their recall notice that listeria:
“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.”
The affected products are:
• 6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Chocolate Nut Medley with UPC code 30000 32241 and best buy dates of: 10/16/2016, 10/17/2016
• 6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Yogurt, Fruit & Nut with UPC 30000 32243 and best buy dates of: 10/10/2016, 10/11/2016
Quaker Oates, in their official press release, advises anyone with the affected products in their possession to either throw them away or bring them back to the store they were purchased at for a full refund.
Consumers with questions or concerns can contact the company at: 800-856-5781.
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