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Sep 22, 2010

General Mills issues voluntary Class One recall of one day’s production of Nature Valley Dark Chocolate Flavor Granola Thins

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - General Mills is voluntarily recalling a single day’s production of Nature Valley Dark Chocolate Flavor Granola Thins 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 peanut butter.

nature valley packageA production error resulted in a limited number of properly labeled, individually wrapped Nature Valley Peanut Butter Flavor Granola Thins packages being inserted into 10-count boxes labeled as Nature Valley Dark Chocolate Flavor Granola Thins. 

There have been no reports of allergic reactions or illnesses associated with this product, however, the possibility of an unlabeled allergen makes this a Class One recall.

This voluntary recall includes only 10-count boxes of Nature Valley Dark Chocolate Flavor Granola Thins with one Better if Used By date printed on the top of the box:

05JUN2011  YO  12

Individually labeled foil packages of Nature Valley Peanut Butter Flavor Granola Thins are visibly different from the Nature Valley Dark Chocolate Flavor Granola Thins product depicted on the incorrect box.  Rather than containing Nature Valley Dark Chocolate Flavor Granola Thins, the box could contain Nature Valley Peanut Butter Flavor Granola Thins.

Consumers allergic to peanuts, or who are unsure of whether they are allergic to peanuts, should not consume Nature Valley Granola Thins products from 10-count boxes bearing the Better if Used By date 05JUN2011  YO  12 on the top of the box, and should contact General Mills for replacement or a full refund.
   
No other varieties or production dates of Nature Valley products are affected by this recall. 

Consumers requesting refunds or calling with further questions should contact General Mills Consumer Services at 1-800-231-0308.

For more information, media may contact:

Maerenn Jepsen
General Mills
763-764-6364