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Posted: June 2, 2016

Listeria concern drives producer recall

Quaker Canada, a business unit of PepsiCo Canada ULC, is recalling Quaker Harvest brand Quinoa Granola Bars and Spitz brand Sunflower Kernels from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, it announced today, June 2.

Spitz Kernels ImagesConsumers should not consume these recalled products: Quaker Harvest – Quinoa Granola Bars – Chocolate Nut Medley and the Yogurt, Fruit & Nut line; and Spitz – Salted Sunflower Kernels brand and Dill Pickle Sunflower Kernels.

What you should do, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

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.

Quaker Harvest QuinoaFood 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.

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

This recall follows a May 16 recall of Quaker Harvest brand Quinoa Granola Bars due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

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 product from the marketplace.

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