Quaker Harvest brand Quinoa Granola Bars recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
May 16, 2016
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Quaker Canada
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 16, 2016 - Quaker Canada, a business unit of PepsiCo Canada ULC, is recalling Quaker Harvest brand Quinoa Granola Bars from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from eating a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.


This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Quaker Harvest Quinoa Granola Bars – Chocolate Nut Medley 175 g (5 bars) Best before: 16 OC 16 0 55577 11021 8
Quaker Harvest Quinoa Granola Bars – Yogurt, Fruit & Nut 175 g (5 bars) Best before: 16 OC 12 0 55577 11020 1


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Media enquiries

Katie Muir
Citizen Relations, on behalf of Quaker Canada

CFIA Media Relations

For more information

Quaker Canada – Consumer Contact: 800-267-6287, www.quakeroats.ca

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.