Anyone sitting down to a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios may want to take a second look at their breakfast. General Mills announced a voluntary recall of several Honey Nut Cheerios products that may contain wheat that could harm those with allergies and other wheat-related health problems.
Because wheat is an undeclared allergen in this case, the recall is classified as a Class 1. This means that the products in question have the potential to cause serious health problems or even death.
According to Jim Murphy, president of the Big G cereal division, a human error was responsible for introducing wheat flour into the gluten-free oat flour at the Lodi, CA., factory.
General Mills stresses that consumers with wheat allergies, celiac disease or gluten intolerance definitely should not consume the products with the following BETTER IF USED BY code dates:
Patrons with these products can hit up General Mills for a full refund. Since the discovery, the company has run extensive tests on all its flours and have implemented new protocols to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again.
About 1.8 million boxes are being recalled.
Good to see they’re being proactive about this and getting the word out, though some consumer comments on the blog say some have been feeling sick already.