So last week I shared the photo to the right on Instagram of a box of “gluten free” Honey Nut Cheerios (you can see the post here: https://instagram.com/p/8D7b0AKwTE/?taken-by=gfavenger>). I was very excited because this was my favorite cereal when I was a kid and I haven’t been able to it eat in quite a while. I had a TON of comments on my post, some were excited like me and others were talking about an FDA investigation into a possible contamination of the gluten free cereal. Well, it looks like General Mills folded under the pressure and issued a voluntary recall on October 5, 2015 of some of their Gluten Free Cheerios products. UGH…
Here is an excerpt from the General Mills website about the recall of some of their Gluten Fee Cheerios products:
“We are embarrassed & sorry to share an incident that occurred at our production facility in Lodi, California, that allowed wheat flour to enter our gluten-free oat-based system. As a result, original and Honey Nut Cheerios produced on several dates may contain wheat and were wrongly labeled gluten free.”
Sourced from: www.cheerios.com
Well, I don’t have the box anymore because my non-gluten free husband ate most of it, probably a very good thing for me. I only ate a small amount and before I knew it the box was gone. So, I have no idea if my box was part of the recall.
Once this all boils over and Gluten Free Cheerios are really gluten free, will I give it another try? I’m not sure. Now that I’m an adult, I don’t usually gravitate to cold cereals in the morning. I much prefer oatmeal, a shake or eggs. Only time will tell whether any of us that bought possibly tainted cereal will try it again.
This situation does remind me of something my husband always does….he LOVES new technology, but he doesn’t like to buy version 1.1 of any new technology. He hates being a “beta tester”, so he waits and sees how things settle out, if there is a recall or new release that fixes a ton of bugs, etc. Well, this technology analogy seems to fit right in here….I should have waited a couple of months and then I wouldn’t have been a Gluten Free Cheerios beta tester. Now I’m going to start taking my probiotics to get my tummy feeling back to normal. Have a great weekend!
Have you been affected by this recall? How do you feel about it? Let me know in the comments below