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Quaker granola bar recall

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The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., has announced a voluntary recall. The company is taking a small quantity of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars off the shelves.

Two flavors of granola bars are included in the recall. The first is Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Chocolate Nut Medley with the UPC code 3000032241 and best before dates of 10/16/2016 and 10/17/2016. Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Yogurt, Fruit & Nut with UPC 3000032243 and best before dates of 10/10/2016 and 10/11/2016 are also being recalled.

Consumers who have purchased either product should dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The recall comes after an ingredient supplier distributed sunflower kernels that may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections in young children, the elderly and others with weakened immune systems. Healthier people may experience high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. A Listeria infection can also cause pregnant women to have miscarriages and stillbirths.

There have been no reported illnesses. Quaker initiated the recall as a precaution.