Quaker Oats Granola Bars Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

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A Chicago-based company is voluntarily recalling granola bars over listeria concerns.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the recall includes a small quantity of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars made by the Quaker Oats Company.
According to the FDA, an ingredient supplier was found to have distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

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“While the vast majority of potentially affected Quaker products were withheld from ever reaching retail shelves, the products being recalled were distributed nationwide,” the FDA said in a news release.
The Quaker Oats Co., a subsidiary of PepsiCo Inc., announced a voluntary recall of 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 (L.mono)
There had not been any confirmed illnesses reported in connection to the recalled product as of the posting of the recall notice.
While the vast majority of potentially affected Quaker products were withheld from ever reaching retail shelves, the two products being recalled were distributed nationwide and can be identified as follows:
  • 1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Chocolate Nut Medley with UPC number 30000 32241 and Best Before Dates of: 10/16/2016, 10/17/2016
  • 1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Yogurt, Fruit & Nut with UPC number 30000 32243 and Best Before Dates of: 10/10/2016, 10/11/2016
Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono) is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Listeria infections, according to the FDA, can cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea in those who are healthy. Among pregnant women, listeria infections though can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Those who purchased the products are urged to return them to the store where they bought them for a refund or discard them.

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