On Monday, General Mills issued a recall for boxes of Cheerios that contain wheat even though the boxes are labeled “gluten-free”. The recall includes approximately 1.8 million boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios and Cheerios with the “Better Used By Date” of July 12, 2016, through July 25, 2016. General Mills has been converting several Cheerios varieties to gluten-free, and the recalled boxes may contain wheat. The contamination occurred at the Lodi, California facility when there was an issue with offloading flour. The recall was made after consumers complained of becoming ill from the product. Consumers that have the designated boxes of Cheerios should not consume the product if they have any allergies to wheat or gluten and are encouraged to contact General Mills for a refund.
Food, vehicles, toys, electronics, and other products are continuously being recalled several times a year due to complications with the items. All manufacturers are required to produce, package, and distribute a product that is safe for consumers and will not cause injury, illness, or death. Typically, recalls are issued by the manufacturer after a consumer has filed a complaint. Often, the recall comes too late due to a consumer experiencing an injury, illness, or fatality. If you have been a victim of an unsafe product, you may have grounds for a product liability case against the manufacturer.
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