Quaker Canada announced a voluntary recall of granola bars and Harvest Crunch cereals due to the potential exposure to salmonella. This is the direct result of a recall initiated earlier in the United States by the Quaker Oats Company.
That recall includes Harvest Crunch cereals, Chewy granola bars, Dipps granola bars, yogurt granola bars as well as Cap'n Crunch treat bars, with best before dates ranging from Jan. 11 to October 2024.
Quaker Canada announced this voluntary recall in Canada out of an abundance of caution following a similar recall in the United States.
Salmonella is a bacterium that can possibly cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Most individuals recover without treatment. In some cases, diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. The elderly, infants and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.
Quaker Canada has provided a list of the product being recalled here.
The Canadian Press is also reporting that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recalling various yogurt and parfait bowls that contain Quaker granola previously recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.
The recall involves more than 30 types of yogurt or parfait bowls sold at grocery stores across Canada. The food inspection agency says no illnesses associated with those products have been reported.
Quaker Canada is working closely with the CFIA to ensure the recalled products are removed from the marketplace.