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This archive of previously issued food recalls and allergy alerts is provided for reference and research purposes.

Users should note that the products listed in the archive have been subject to removal from the marketplace or appropriate corrective action. Food recalls or allergy alerts are not an indication of the food safety status of products produced at a later date.

Food Recall Warning - Quaker Harvest brand Quinoa Granola Bars recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

From: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Recall date:
May 16, 2016
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Quaker Canada
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Recall 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.

Recalled products

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

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.


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.


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

Product photos

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Quinoa Granola Bars – Chocolate Nut Medley - 175 grams (5 bars)

Quinoa Granola Bars – Chocolate Nut Medley - 175 grams (5 bars)

Quinoa Granola Bars – Yogurt, Fruit & Nut - 175 grams (5 bars)

Quinoa Granola Bars – Yogurt, Fruit & Nut - 175 grams (5 bars)

Public enquiries and media

Katie Muir
Citizen Relations, on behalf of Quaker Canada

Public enquiries
Toll-free: 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S.)
Telephone: 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)
Media relations
Telephone: 613-773-6600
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