The days of “PB&J” as a school lunch staple are gone in many areas. Policies limiting the presence of peanuts are just one result of a startling rise in food allergies. For many sufferers, food allergies go far beyond a tingly mouth or upset stomach. Food allergies can be deadly making accurate labeling and attention to detail throughout the food industry incredibly important. Food allergy litigation is a developing field and our San Francisco food allergy lawyer is prepared to advocate for people and families who have faced a serious allergic reaction because of inaccurate labeling, careless food preparation, or other negligent food handling and/or preparation practices.
Massive Cheerios Recall Due to Presence of Allergen
This week, perhaps the biggest name in cereal went from the shelves to the headlines as General Mills recalled 1.8 million boxes of regular and Honey Nut Cheerios. NBC Bay Area reports that the recalled cereal, which was produced in July at a Lodi, California facility, is labelled “gluten-free” but contains wheat. General Mills says wheat flour, which contains gluten, was inadvertently used instead of gluten-free oat flour. Consuming gluten can cause an allergic reaction or discomfort for people with celiac disease, wheat allergies, or other health issues. General Mills is pulling affected cereals from stores and warehouses. Customers who purchased the affected cereals and are unable to eat wheat can contact General Mills for a replacement or a refund.