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General Mills Recalls 1.8 Million Boxes of Gluten-Free Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios for Containing Wheat


Wheat flour was accidentally added into the oat flour used to make gluten-free Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios

Only the Honey Nut Cheerios and Cheerios gluten-free cereals are being recalled.

General Mills is recalling about 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios because wheat may have been accidentally added into the varieties labeled as gluten-free.

The cereals were produced at the Lodi, California facility in July and somehow wheat mixed in with the gluten-free oat flour. Those with wheat allergies, celiac disease, or gluten intolerance should return the cereal to General Mills for a full refund or replacement.

Affected boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios have “BETTER IF USED BY” codes between July 12 and July 25, 2016, and Cheerios’ codes are between July 14 and July 17, 2016.

The other gluten-free flavors, Apple Cinnamon, Frosted, and Multi Grain, are not affected by this recall.

“Our Lodi production facility lost rail service for a time and our gluten-free oat flour was being off-loaded from rail cars to trucks for delivery to our facility on the dates in question,” Jim Murphy, senior vice president of General Mills and president of cereal, said on the company blog. “In an isolated incident involving purely human error, wheat flour was inadvertently introduced into our gluten-free oat flour system at Lodi.”


1.8 Million Cheerios Boxes Recalled Over Gluten Contamination

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — General Mills has recalled 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios because the gluten-free cereal might be contaminated with wheat.

General Mills is voluntarily recalling classic Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios, which are sold as gluten-free. 150,000 cases were found to be contaminated with wheat, which contains gluten.

Gluten-free is all the rage these days. Twenty million Americans have trouble eating products that contain gluten, so they rely on products like gluten-free Cheerios. The maker says the contamination was an isolated incident of human error at a plant in California.

Dr. Robin Rothstein, a gastroenterologist with Temple University Hospital, explains this is a significant problem for a lot of patients. She says millions of people can’t digest gluten, a protein found in wheat products.

“It not only can cause symptoms, but it can cause severe medical problems,” Dr. Rothstein said.

The severe reactions happen with celiac disease, where gluten can damage the small intestine.

“They may get iron deficiency, anemia. They may get osteoporosis. And one of the more scary things is that they actually are higher risk of having cancers like lymphoma,” Dr. Rothstein said.

A more common problem is people with a gluten sensitivity or intolerance. “They may get bloated. They may have diarrhea. They may get discomfort,” Dr. Rothstein said. “They can also have complications from not being able to absorb the nutrients.”

Aside from the specific conditions, Dr. Rothstein says gluten-free diets don’t specifically help with weight loss, except in cases where people improve their eating habits.

“They may be eliminating a lot of the processed foods, a lot of the junk foods, and maybe they eat a healthier diet,” Dr. Rothstein said, “and in that way, that can help them lose weight.”

A letter from General Mills says the company is embarrassed and sorry and is instituting additional flour-handling protocols at all of their facilities to ensure contamination will not happen again.

Consumers who would like to request refunds or who have further questions can contact General Mills Consumer Services at 1-800-775-8370. More information is available on the company’s web site:


1.8 Million Cheerios Boxes Recalled Over Gluten Contamination

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — General Mills has recalled 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios because the gluten-free cereal might be contaminated with wheat.

General Mills is voluntarily recalling classic Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios, which are sold as gluten-free. 150,000 cases were found to be contaminated with wheat, which contains gluten.

Gluten-free is all the rage these days. Twenty million Americans have trouble eating products that contain gluten, so they rely on products like gluten-free Cheerios. The maker says the contamination was an isolated incident of human error at a plant in California.

Dr. Robin Rothstein, a gastroenterologist with Temple University Hospital, explains this is a significant problem for a lot of patients. She says millions of people can’t digest gluten, a protein found in wheat products.

“It not only can cause symptoms, but it can cause severe medical problems,” Dr. Rothstein said.

The severe reactions happen with celiac disease, where gluten can damage the small intestine.

“They may get iron deficiency, anemia. They may get osteoporosis. And one of the more scary things is that they actually are higher risk of having cancers like lymphoma,” Dr. Rothstein said.

A more common problem is people with a gluten sensitivity or intolerance. “They may get bloated. They may have diarrhea. They may get discomfort,” Dr. Rothstein said. “They can also have complications from not being able to absorb the nutrients.”

Aside from the specific conditions, Dr. Rothstein says gluten-free diets don’t specifically help with weight loss, except in cases where people improve their eating habits.

“They may be eliminating a lot of the processed foods, a lot of the junk foods, and maybe they eat a healthier diet,” Dr. Rothstein said, “and in that way, that can help them lose weight.”

A letter from General Mills says the company is embarrassed and sorry and is instituting additional flour-handling protocols at all of their facilities to ensure contamination will not happen again.

Consumers who would like to request refunds or who have further questions can contact General Mills Consumer Services at 1-800-775-8370. More information is available on the company’s web site:


1.8 Million Cheerios Boxes Recalled Over Gluten Contamination

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — General Mills has recalled 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios because the gluten-free cereal might be contaminated with wheat.

General Mills is voluntarily recalling classic Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios, which are sold as gluten-free. 150,000 cases were found to be contaminated with wheat, which contains gluten.

Gluten-free is all the rage these days. Twenty million Americans have trouble eating products that contain gluten, so they rely on products like gluten-free Cheerios. The maker says the contamination was an isolated incident of human error at a plant in California.

Dr. Robin Rothstein, a gastroenterologist with Temple University Hospital, explains this is a significant problem for a lot of patients. She says millions of people can’t digest gluten, a protein found in wheat products.

“It not only can cause symptoms, but it can cause severe medical problems,” Dr. Rothstein said.

The severe reactions happen with celiac disease, where gluten can damage the small intestine.

“They may get iron deficiency, anemia. They may get osteoporosis. And one of the more scary things is that they actually are higher risk of having cancers like lymphoma,” Dr. Rothstein said.

A more common problem is people with a gluten sensitivity or intolerance. “They may get bloated. They may have diarrhea. They may get discomfort,” Dr. Rothstein said. “They can also have complications from not being able to absorb the nutrients.”

Aside from the specific conditions, Dr. Rothstein says gluten-free diets don’t specifically help with weight loss, except in cases where people improve their eating habits.

“They may be eliminating a lot of the processed foods, a lot of the junk foods, and maybe they eat a healthier diet,” Dr. Rothstein said, “and in that way, that can help them lose weight.”

A letter from General Mills says the company is embarrassed and sorry and is instituting additional flour-handling protocols at all of their facilities to ensure contamination will not happen again.

Consumers who would like to request refunds or who have further questions can contact General Mills Consumer Services at 1-800-775-8370. More information is available on the company’s web site:


1.8 Million Cheerios Boxes Recalled Over Gluten Contamination

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — General Mills has recalled 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios because the gluten-free cereal might be contaminated with wheat.

General Mills is voluntarily recalling classic Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios, which are sold as gluten-free. 150,000 cases were found to be contaminated with wheat, which contains gluten.

Gluten-free is all the rage these days. Twenty million Americans have trouble eating products that contain gluten, so they rely on products like gluten-free Cheerios. The maker says the contamination was an isolated incident of human error at a plant in California.

Dr. Robin Rothstein, a gastroenterologist with Temple University Hospital, explains this is a significant problem for a lot of patients. She says millions of people can’t digest gluten, a protein found in wheat products.

“It not only can cause symptoms, but it can cause severe medical problems,” Dr. Rothstein said.

The severe reactions happen with celiac disease, where gluten can damage the small intestine.

“They may get iron deficiency, anemia. They may get osteoporosis. And one of the more scary things is that they actually are higher risk of having cancers like lymphoma,” Dr. Rothstein said.

A more common problem is people with a gluten sensitivity or intolerance. “They may get bloated. They may have diarrhea. They may get discomfort,” Dr. Rothstein said. “They can also have complications from not being able to absorb the nutrients.”

Aside from the specific conditions, Dr. Rothstein says gluten-free diets don’t specifically help with weight loss, except in cases where people improve their eating habits.

“They may be eliminating a lot of the processed foods, a lot of the junk foods, and maybe they eat a healthier diet,” Dr. Rothstein said, “and in that way, that can help them lose weight.”

A letter from General Mills says the company is embarrassed and sorry and is instituting additional flour-handling protocols at all of their facilities to ensure contamination will not happen again.

Consumers who would like to request refunds or who have further questions can contact General Mills Consumer Services at 1-800-775-8370. More information is available on the company’s web site:


1.8 Million Cheerios Boxes Recalled Over Gluten Contamination

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — General Mills has recalled 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios because the gluten-free cereal might be contaminated with wheat.

General Mills is voluntarily recalling classic Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios, which are sold as gluten-free. 150,000 cases were found to be contaminated with wheat, which contains gluten.

Gluten-free is all the rage these days. Twenty million Americans have trouble eating products that contain gluten, so they rely on products like gluten-free Cheerios. The maker says the contamination was an isolated incident of human error at a plant in California.

Dr. Robin Rothstein, a gastroenterologist with Temple University Hospital, explains this is a significant problem for a lot of patients. She says millions of people can’t digest gluten, a protein found in wheat products.

“It not only can cause symptoms, but it can cause severe medical problems,” Dr. Rothstein said.

The severe reactions happen with celiac disease, where gluten can damage the small intestine.

“They may get iron deficiency, anemia. They may get osteoporosis. And one of the more scary things is that they actually are higher risk of having cancers like lymphoma,” Dr. Rothstein said.

A more common problem is people with a gluten sensitivity or intolerance. “They may get bloated. They may have diarrhea. They may get discomfort,” Dr. Rothstein said. “They can also have complications from not being able to absorb the nutrients.”

Aside from the specific conditions, Dr. Rothstein says gluten-free diets don’t specifically help with weight loss, except in cases where people improve their eating habits.

“They may be eliminating a lot of the processed foods, a lot of the junk foods, and maybe they eat a healthier diet,” Dr. Rothstein said, “and in that way, that can help them lose weight.”

A letter from General Mills says the company is embarrassed and sorry and is instituting additional flour-handling protocols at all of their facilities to ensure contamination will not happen again.

Consumers who would like to request refunds or who have further questions can contact General Mills Consumer Services at 1-800-775-8370. More information is available on the company’s web site:


1.8 Million Cheerios Boxes Recalled Over Gluten Contamination

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — General Mills has recalled 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios because the gluten-free cereal might be contaminated with wheat.

General Mills is voluntarily recalling classic Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios, which are sold as gluten-free. 150,000 cases were found to be contaminated with wheat, which contains gluten.

Gluten-free is all the rage these days. Twenty million Americans have trouble eating products that contain gluten, so they rely on products like gluten-free Cheerios. The maker says the contamination was an isolated incident of human error at a plant in California.

Dr. Robin Rothstein, a gastroenterologist with Temple University Hospital, explains this is a significant problem for a lot of patients. She says millions of people can’t digest gluten, a protein found in wheat products.

“It not only can cause symptoms, but it can cause severe medical problems,” Dr. Rothstein said.

The severe reactions happen with celiac disease, where gluten can damage the small intestine.

“They may get iron deficiency, anemia. They may get osteoporosis. And one of the more scary things is that they actually are higher risk of having cancers like lymphoma,” Dr. Rothstein said.

A more common problem is people with a gluten sensitivity or intolerance. “They may get bloated. They may have diarrhea. They may get discomfort,” Dr. Rothstein said. “They can also have complications from not being able to absorb the nutrients.”

Aside from the specific conditions, Dr. Rothstein says gluten-free diets don’t specifically help with weight loss, except in cases where people improve their eating habits.

“They may be eliminating a lot of the processed foods, a lot of the junk foods, and maybe they eat a healthier diet,” Dr. Rothstein said, “and in that way, that can help them lose weight.”

A letter from General Mills says the company is embarrassed and sorry and is instituting additional flour-handling protocols at all of their facilities to ensure contamination will not happen again.

Consumers who would like to request refunds or who have further questions can contact General Mills Consumer Services at 1-800-775-8370. More information is available on the company’s web site:


1.8 Million Cheerios Boxes Recalled Over Gluten Contamination

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — General Mills has recalled 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios because the gluten-free cereal might be contaminated with wheat.

General Mills is voluntarily recalling classic Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios, which are sold as gluten-free. 150,000 cases were found to be contaminated with wheat, which contains gluten.

Gluten-free is all the rage these days. Twenty million Americans have trouble eating products that contain gluten, so they rely on products like gluten-free Cheerios. The maker says the contamination was an isolated incident of human error at a plant in California.

Dr. Robin Rothstein, a gastroenterologist with Temple University Hospital, explains this is a significant problem for a lot of patients. She says millions of people can’t digest gluten, a protein found in wheat products.

“It not only can cause symptoms, but it can cause severe medical problems,” Dr. Rothstein said.

The severe reactions happen with celiac disease, where gluten can damage the small intestine.

“They may get iron deficiency, anemia. They may get osteoporosis. And one of the more scary things is that they actually are higher risk of having cancers like lymphoma,” Dr. Rothstein said.

A more common problem is people with a gluten sensitivity or intolerance. “They may get bloated. They may have diarrhea. They may get discomfort,” Dr. Rothstein said. “They can also have complications from not being able to absorb the nutrients.”

Aside from the specific conditions, Dr. Rothstein says gluten-free diets don’t specifically help with weight loss, except in cases where people improve their eating habits.

“They may be eliminating a lot of the processed foods, a lot of the junk foods, and maybe they eat a healthier diet,” Dr. Rothstein said, “and in that way, that can help them lose weight.”

A letter from General Mills says the company is embarrassed and sorry and is instituting additional flour-handling protocols at all of their facilities to ensure contamination will not happen again.

Consumers who would like to request refunds or who have further questions can contact General Mills Consumer Services at 1-800-775-8370. More information is available on the company’s web site:


1.8 Million Cheerios Boxes Recalled Over Gluten Contamination

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — General Mills has recalled 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios because the gluten-free cereal might be contaminated with wheat.

General Mills is voluntarily recalling classic Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios, which are sold as gluten-free. 150,000 cases were found to be contaminated with wheat, which contains gluten.

Gluten-free is all the rage these days. Twenty million Americans have trouble eating products that contain gluten, so they rely on products like gluten-free Cheerios. The maker says the contamination was an isolated incident of human error at a plant in California.

Dr. Robin Rothstein, a gastroenterologist with Temple University Hospital, explains this is a significant problem for a lot of patients. She says millions of people can’t digest gluten, a protein found in wheat products.

“It not only can cause symptoms, but it can cause severe medical problems,” Dr. Rothstein said.

The severe reactions happen with celiac disease, where gluten can damage the small intestine.

“They may get iron deficiency, anemia. They may get osteoporosis. And one of the more scary things is that they actually are higher risk of having cancers like lymphoma,” Dr. Rothstein said.

A more common problem is people with a gluten sensitivity or intolerance. “They may get bloated. They may have diarrhea. They may get discomfort,” Dr. Rothstein said. “They can also have complications from not being able to absorb the nutrients.”

Aside from the specific conditions, Dr. Rothstein says gluten-free diets don’t specifically help with weight loss, except in cases where people improve their eating habits.

“They may be eliminating a lot of the processed foods, a lot of the junk foods, and maybe they eat a healthier diet,” Dr. Rothstein said, “and in that way, that can help them lose weight.”

A letter from General Mills says the company is embarrassed and sorry and is instituting additional flour-handling protocols at all of their facilities to ensure contamination will not happen again.

Consumers who would like to request refunds or who have further questions can contact General Mills Consumer Services at 1-800-775-8370. More information is available on the company’s web site:


1.8 Million Cheerios Boxes Recalled Over Gluten Contamination

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — General Mills has recalled 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios because the gluten-free cereal might be contaminated with wheat.

General Mills is voluntarily recalling classic Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios, which are sold as gluten-free. 150,000 cases were found to be contaminated with wheat, which contains gluten.

Gluten-free is all the rage these days. Twenty million Americans have trouble eating products that contain gluten, so they rely on products like gluten-free Cheerios. The maker says the contamination was an isolated incident of human error at a plant in California.

Dr. Robin Rothstein, a gastroenterologist with Temple University Hospital, explains this is a significant problem for a lot of patients. She says millions of people can’t digest gluten, a protein found in wheat products.

“It not only can cause symptoms, but it can cause severe medical problems,” Dr. Rothstein said.

The severe reactions happen with celiac disease, where gluten can damage the small intestine.

“They may get iron deficiency, anemia. They may get osteoporosis. And one of the more scary things is that they actually are higher risk of having cancers like lymphoma,” Dr. Rothstein said.

A more common problem is people with a gluten sensitivity or intolerance. “They may get bloated. They may have diarrhea. They may get discomfort,” Dr. Rothstein said. “They can also have complications from not being able to absorb the nutrients.”

Aside from the specific conditions, Dr. Rothstein says gluten-free diets don’t specifically help with weight loss, except in cases where people improve their eating habits.

“They may be eliminating a lot of the processed foods, a lot of the junk foods, and maybe they eat a healthier diet,” Dr. Rothstein said, “and in that way, that can help them lose weight.”

A letter from General Mills says the company is embarrassed and sorry and is instituting additional flour-handling protocols at all of their facilities to ensure contamination will not happen again.

Consumers who would like to request refunds or who have further questions can contact General Mills Consumer Services at 1-800-775-8370. More information is available on the company’s web site:


1.8 Million Cheerios Boxes Recalled Over Gluten Contamination

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — General Mills has recalled 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios because the gluten-free cereal might be contaminated with wheat.

General Mills is voluntarily recalling classic Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios, which are sold as gluten-free. 150,000 cases were found to be contaminated with wheat, which contains gluten.

Gluten-free is all the rage these days. Twenty million Americans have trouble eating products that contain gluten, so they rely on products like gluten-free Cheerios. The maker says the contamination was an isolated incident of human error at a plant in California.

Dr. Robin Rothstein, a gastroenterologist with Temple University Hospital, explains this is a significant problem for a lot of patients. She says millions of people can’t digest gluten, a protein found in wheat products.

“It not only can cause symptoms, but it can cause severe medical problems,” Dr. Rothstein said.

The severe reactions happen with celiac disease, where gluten can damage the small intestine.

“They may get iron deficiency, anemia. They may get osteoporosis. And one of the more scary things is that they actually are higher risk of having cancers like lymphoma,” Dr. Rothstein said.

A more common problem is people with a gluten sensitivity or intolerance. “They may get bloated. They may have diarrhea. They may get discomfort,” Dr. Rothstein said. “They can also have complications from not being able to absorb the nutrients.”

Aside from the specific conditions, Dr. Rothstein says gluten-free diets don’t specifically help with weight loss, except in cases where people improve their eating habits.

“They may be eliminating a lot of the processed foods, a lot of the junk foods, and maybe they eat a healthier diet,” Dr. Rothstein said, “and in that way, that can help them lose weight.”

A letter from General Mills says the company is embarrassed and sorry and is instituting additional flour-handling protocols at all of their facilities to ensure contamination will not happen again.

Consumers who would like to request refunds or who have further questions can contact General Mills Consumer Services at 1-800-775-8370. More information is available on the company’s web site:


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