Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Recalled due to Possible Health Risk
The Quaker Oats Company recently announced a recall of a small quantity of Quaker Quinoa Granola bars in response to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
ABOUT THE QUAKER QUINOA GRANOLA BAR RECALL
According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Quaker Oats is voluntarily recalling a small quantity of Quaker Quinoa Granola bars after an ingredient supplier was found to have distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
There have been no reported illnesses, but Quaker initiated the recall as a safety measure to protect public health.
DESCRIPTION OF RECALLED GRANOLA BARS
The products being recalled are as follows:
- 6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Chocolate Nut Medley with a sell by date of 10/16/2016 or 10/17/2016
- 6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Yogurt, Fruit & Nut with a sell by date of 10/10/2016 or 10/11/2016
SYMPTOMS OF LISTERIA
The following information was provided by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA):
- Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono) can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
- Symptoms include fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
- Listeria infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.