Better Valu Fruit Whirls Cereal Recalled Due to Undeclared Nut Product
Gilster-Mary Lee is voluntarily recalling one lot of Fruit Whirls cereal because it contains undeclared almond butter. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The only brand involved is Better Valu Fruit Whirls Ready to Eat Cereal, packaged in 28-oz. plastic bags which has a Best By date of JUL 17 13 J8 (UPC# 79801-24630). The code is located on the lower left corner of the back of the package, below the Nutrition Facts and Ingredient Declaration Panel.
The product was distributed between July 24, 2012 and October 16, 2012 to retail stores located in North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. became aware of the packaging error after receiving a customer complaint. Investigation into the complaint confirmed some bags of the Fruit Whirls inadvertently contained Honey Nut Toasted Oats cereal. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this cereal.
Consumers who purchased this product should return it to the store for a full refund or discard it.
For additional information, consumers can contact Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. at 618-826-2361 ext. 3283 or 417-781-7777 ext. 4835.
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