US: General Mills recalls Nature Valley bar on allergen alert

By Katy Askew | 27 September 2012

General Mills has recalled one day's production of Almond Nature Valley Sweet and Salty Nut granola bars in the US because of a "labelling issue".

The company said it has issued the voluntary recall because the product may contain allergens not listed in the ingredients - namely peanuts. General Mills said the issue arose from the result of a production error, which is now resolved.

No illnesses have been reported in relation to the recalled products.

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General Mills Issues Voluntary Class One Recall of One Day's Production of Almond Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--General Mills is voluntarily recalling a single day's production of Almond Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars because of a labeling issue. Product produced on this date may have been packaged incorrectly, and may contain allergens not listed on the box's ingredient label, specifically peanuts.

A production error resulted in a limited number of properly labeled, individually wrapped Peanut Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bar packages being inserted into 6-count boxes labeled as Almond Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars.

The Almond Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars carton does contain an allergen statement indicating the product "may contain peanuts."
There have been no reports of allergic reactions or illnesses associated with this product.

This voluntary recall includes only 6-count boxes of Almond Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars with one Better if Used By date printed on the top of the box:
26FEB2013
No other varieties or production dates of Nature Valley products are affected by this recall.

Consumers allergic to peanuts, or who are unsure of whether they are allergic to peanuts, should not consume Almond Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bar products from 6-count boxes bearing the Better if Used By date 26FEB2013 on the top of the box, and should contact General Mills for replacement or a full refund.
Consumers requesting refunds or calling with further questions should contact General Mills Consumer Services at 1-800-231-0308.

Original source: General Mills

Sectors: Food safety, Snacks

Companies: General Mills

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