Quaker Canada on Thursday launched a voluntary nationwide recall of some of its granola bars and cereals due to potential exposure to salmonella.
This decision targets nearly forty products of various flavors ranging from Croque Nature cereals, “Quaker Chewy,” “Dipps” and “yogurt” soft bars, in addition to berry-flavored “Délices Capitaine Crounche” bars.
The best before date range is January 11 to July 9 or September 7, 2024.
Quaker Canada says it made this decision following a recall initiated earlier Thursday in the United States by the Quaker Oats Company. “This action is being taken in Canada out of an abundance of caution,” the Canadian company said in a statement.
Consumers are encouraged to check if they have any of the products affected by the recall and, if so, get rid of them. The recalled products should not be consumed, it is emphasized.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) states that food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not necessarily show visible spoilage or a suspicious odor, but can make you sick.
The bacteria can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are at risk for serious and sometimes fatal infections.
The CFIA says it is currently conducting a food safety investigation which could lead to the recall of other products.