Quaker Canada recalls granola bars in allergy risk
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Quaker Canada is voluntarily recalling granola bars after two packages were found to wrongly contain bars that could cause problems for consumers with peanut or tree nut allergies.
The food company, a Canadian unit of U.S.-based Pepsico Inc, said no illnesses had been reported due to the mislabeled packages.
The "14 count Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Value Pack," which should contain peanut-free Chewy Chocolate Chip and Chewy S'mores bars, was found on the two occasions to instead contain Dipps Chocolate Chip and Dipps Caramel Nut bars, the company said in a statement late on Wednesday.
"If the carton contains Dipps Chocolate Chip and Dipps Caramel Nut bars and a consumer has a peanut or tree nut allergy, they should return it to the retailer where it was purchased for a refund," Quaker Canada said.
"There is no health risk associated with handling the mislabeled carton for disposal or return, however this product should not be consumed by those in a peanut or tree nut-allergic household."
The company called it a precautionary measure, adding no other packages of bars or Quaker products were affected. It said those with questions should call this toll-free phone number: 1-800-267-6287.
(Reporting by Jonathan Spicer; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)
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