If you have a child who is anaphylactic to peanuts or tree nuts, then this article is your worst nightmare. Children and adults alike die from accidents like this which is the scariest thing to a person who lives with life-threatening peanut allergies.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Quaker Canada is urging consumers who are allergic to peanuts to check their granola bar packages.
It's because the company received a report that someone had an anaphylactic reaction from eating one of the snacks.
Quaker said in a release Friday that the person who became ill ate a granola bar that potentially came from a mislabelled Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Value Pack.
Quaker said the individual was treated in hospital and is recovering at home.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Quaker Canada said earlier this week that some Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Value Packs may have been mispacked with Quaker Dipps granola bars that contain peanuts.
A voluntary recall was announced Wednesday.
There are concerns that people with peanut allergies could have a life-threatening reaction if they eat one of the bars.
The affected product is the 364 gram Quaker brand Chewy Granola Bars Value Pack containing 14 bars and carries the UPC Bar Code 55577 10742. Consumers with the product should inspect the contents of the carton to ensure it contains the correct product -- Chewy Chocolate Chip and Chewy S'mores bars.
Quaker Canada said it is investigating how the cartons were mislabelled. It is also notifying school boards across the country and working with Anaphylaxis Canada and other health groups to reach Canadians with peanut and tree nut allergies.
For more information, consumers can contact Quaker Canada toll-free at 1-800-267-6287 or visit www.quakeroats.ca.