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Cheerios being recalled because of wheat gluten

Posted in Uncategorized by kofonews on October 6, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios labeled “gluten free” that may contain wheat.  The company said that problems off-loading flour at its facility in Lodi, Calif., may have caused the contamination, and affects four days’ worth of the factory’s production.  General Mills ordered boxes still at warehouses and on store shelves to be returned and is asking customers with wheat allergies to call the company at 1-800-775-8370.  The company said there have been reports of illness on-line but said it has received only two complaints of reactions to the affected products.  The company is in the process of converting five Cheerio varieties to gluten free, and this recall affects Honey Nut Cheerios with expiration dates ranging from July 12 to 25, 2016, and  classic cheerios in the yellow box with expiration dates ranging from July 14 to 17, 2016.

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 5 p.m.


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