RECALL UPDATE: Quaker Harvest Quinoa Granola Bars PLUS SPITZ & CLIF BARS Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

RECALL-Quaker Quinoa + Spitz + Clif Bars

We posted on May 17th about the Quaker Harvest Quinoa Granola Bars in the article below, but here is an update: Two more products have since entered into the recall as a result of the investigation that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) conducted.

Sierra Trail Mix Energy Bars have been recalled by CLIF Bar & Company. SunOpta, the sunflower seed distributor that distributed sunflower kernels used in the energy bars that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. These were sold as single bars, and cases of 12.

  • Products in the recall carry best-buy dates of 2016JN06 up to 2017FE23.

Spitz Sunflower Kernels, Salted and Dill Pickle Flavours

  • Spitz
Salted Sunflower Kernels 100 g All lot codes and best before dates 0 69579 21000 5
  • Spitz
Dill Pickle Sunflower Kernels 100 g All lot codes and best before dates 0 69579 21001 2

Please click on the above links, and read the article below, to find out more information regarding listeria monocytogenes contamination information. As always, consumers need to stop eating the affected product and either return it to the place of purchase or dispose of it safely. Should you feel ill and you know you ingested any of these products, please contact your physician.

Originally Posted May 17th, 2016 by Mia Rodak

Check your cupboards for Harvest Quinoa Granola Bars, which are being recalled by The Quaker Company due to a possible listeria monocytogenes contamination.

This recall is especially upsetting because these bars are presented as a 'healthy' snack option, which I bet means many parents have been tossing them in their kids' lunch boxes and feeling pretty good about it. It's important to note that there have been no reports of illness due to these products, but if you find them in your home you must not consume them! Toss them away or return them to point of purchase.

If you think you or a family member has become ill after eating these products, please see your doctor immediately. Symptom of listeria monocytogenes are a pretty nasty list including 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.

Two varieties of bars are affected by this recall:

Quaker Harvest - Quinoa Granola Bars – Chocolate Nut Medley; 175 g (5 bars); Best before: 16 OC 16

Quaker Harvest - Quinoa Granola Bars – Yogurt, Fruit & Nut; 175 g (5 bars; Best before: 16 OC 12

These products are being removed from all shelves across Ontario and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation. It's possible this may lead to the recall of other products, as we've seen recently with a variety of frozen food recalls.

If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings and we'll be sure to keep you informed here as well.

The number to call if you have any questions or concerns about this recall is:

Quaker Canada – Consumer Contact: 800-267-6287,


  • lzz

    how the heck does listeria get into cereal bars?

    • miarodak

      Great question. Other recent recalls for listeria have been based on certain specific ingredients. Could be the same issue?

  • Afua N.

    Nooooo...not Spitz Summertime+ outdoor soccer season= Spitz :(

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