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General Mills recalls 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios

(Source: CNN) (Source: CNN)
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General Mills is voluntarily recalling some Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at its Lodi, California facility on certain dates in July 2015 because of an undeclared allergen.

The allergen, wheat, has potential adverse health effects.

According to CNN, the company is recalling 1.8 million boxes of the cereal.

The products are being recalled because an isolated incident resulted in wheat flour being inadvertently being mixed into the gluten free oat flour system at its Lodi facility. As a result, the products may contain wheat in products labeled as gluten-free.

The recall includes four days' production of original Cheerios and 13 days of production of Honey Nut Cheerios with the following "Better if Used By" code dates and the plant code "LD," which indicates the product was produced at Lodi, Calif.

Yellow Box Cheerios (original Cheerios)

  • 14JUL2016LD
  • 15JUL2016LD
  • 16JUL2016LD
  • 17JUL2016LD

Honey Nut Cheerios

  • 12JUL2016LD
  • 13JUL2016LD
  • 14JUL2016LD
  • 15JUL2016LD
  • 16JUL2016LD
  • 17JUL2016LD
  • 18JUL2016LD
  • 20JUL2016LD
  • 21JUL2016LD
  • 22JUL2016LD
  • 23JUL2016LD
  • 24JUL2016LD
  • 25JUL2016LD

Consumers with wheat allergies, celiac disease or gluten intolerance should not consume products with the affected code dates and should contact General Mills for a replacement or full refund.

General Mills' other gluten-free Cheerios varieties, including: Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, Frosted Cheerios and MultiGrain Cheerios are not impacted and are not being recalled. No other General Mills cereals are affected.

Consumers requesting refunds or calling with further questions, should contact General Mills Consumer Services at 1-800-775-8370.

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