Cheerios recall due to undeclared allergen

By News Staff

news@abc6.com

General Mills is voluntarily recalling some of its Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereal produced at its Lodi, California facility on certain dates in July.

The company says these certain boxes contain wheat, an allergen that is undeclared on the box. Consumption could lead to potential adverse health effects for allergic consumers. This is considered a Class I product recall, due to the fact that there’s an undeclared allergen. General Mills says the recall is an isolated incident.

General Mills will recall and retrieve affected cereals produced on those dates from customer warehouses and store shelves. Consumers with wheat allergies, celiac disease, or gluten intolerance should not consume products bearing the affected code dates and should contact General Mills for a replacement or full refund. 

This voluntary recall includes four days production of original (yellow box) Cheerios, and thirteen days of production of Honey Nut Cheerios at its Lodi, California facility with the following “BETTER IF USED BY” code dates and the plant code LD which indicates the product was produced at Lodi, California:

Honey Nut Cheerios

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

Yellow Box Cheerios

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

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

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