A national recall on certain snacks sold at some of the country’s most popular grocers is triggering warnings from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and others.
Granola bars, cereals and now yogurts and parfaits sold across Canada are being recalled due to the potential exposure to salmonella.
Quaker Canada issued a voluntary recall last week (Jan. 11) due to the possible “health risk” and said it is the direct result of a recall initiated in the United States by the Quaker Oats Company.
Metro spokesperson Stephanie Bonk confirmed the impacted Quaker products have been recalled from Metro and Food Basics stores.
Sobeys spokesperson Sarah Dawson said all affected product has been removed from the national store network and warehouses where sold as well as the online grocery home-delivery service, Voilà by Sobeys.
Walmart spokesperson Felicia Fefer confirmed Walmart Canada did carry the national brand products in-store and on Walmart.ca and “they have been removed from sale.”
Here are the affected granola bars and cereals:
The CFIA revealed this weekend that various parfait and yogurt bowls are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible salmonella contamination. These products were made using granola recalled by Quaker Canada, the CFIA said.
Here’s a list of Loblaw banners that sold the products:
• Atlantic: Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Atlantic Your Independent Grocer, Wholesale Club
• Quebec: Provigo, Maxi, Wholesale Club
• Ontario: Superstore, Fortinos, Loblaw, Valu-Mart, Your Independent Grocer, Zehrs
• Western Canada: Superstore, Your Independent Grocer, Extra Foods, Wholesale Club
Here’s a list of Sobeys banners that sold the products:
• Atlantic: Coop, Foodland, Sobeys
• Quebec: IGA, IGA Extra, IGA Express, IGA Mini, Tradition, Bonichoix, Bonisoir, Omni, Voisin, Rachelle-Béry
• Ontario: Foodland, Sobeys
• Western Canada: IGA, Safeway, Sobeys, Thrifty Foods
Here are the impacted yogurt and parfait products:
“If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, contact your healthcare provider (and) check to see if you have recalled products,” the CFIA said. “Do not consume, serve, use, sell, or distribute recalled products. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.”
Food — potentially some of the items in these recalls — contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick, the CFIA said.
Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections, the CFIA said, adding “healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.”
Shoppers who may have purchased the recalled products can contact Quaker Consumer Relations at 1-800-532-4004 from 10 a.m. — 5:30 p.m. EST, Monday — Friday, or visit www.QuakerRecall.ca for additional information or product reimbursement.