Quaker Oats is recalling two batches of quinoa granola bars because of possible listeria contamination.

By Hollee Actman Becker
Quaker Oats

Another day, another listeria recall. This time it's Quaker issuing a voluntary recall of the company's Quinoa Granola Bars after it was discovered that a batch of sunflower kernels used in them may have been contaminated.

Listeriosis (the infection caused by listeria) is no fun, characterized by high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. It can also cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children and miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

There haven't been any reports of illness yet, and according to the company, most of the affected Quaker products never even made it to the stores. But you should probably check your pantry anyway, just to be safe.

Here's what to look for:

  • 6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Chocolate Nut Medley with UPC code 30000 32241 and Best Before Dates of: 10/16/2016 and 10/17/2016
  • 6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Yogurt, Fruit & Nut Medley with UPC code 30000 32243 and Best Before Dates of: 10/10/2016 and 10/11/2016.

If you guys are anything like me, then you probably have a ton of Quaker products in your home—and that's OK. The recall only relates to the two items listed above. Which means all your oatmeal packets, bottles of pancake syrups, and other granola bars are fine. And if you do happen to find a box of the tainted bars, just toss them ASAP, or return them to the place you bought them for a full refund.

For more information about the recall and pictures of the affected products, head over to the Quaker website.

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Twitter at @holleewoodworld.



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