In response to a recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall notice, Nature’s Path Foods has initiated a voluntary recall of over 400,000 boxes of its EnviroKidz gluten-free cereal. The recall is due to the potential presence of “undeclared gluten” in the affected products. This article provides an overview of the recall, the specific cereal varieties involved, and the actions taken by Nature’s Path Foods to address the issue.
The Voluntary Recall
Nature’s Path Foods is recalling more than 400,000 boxes of its kids’ gluten-free cereal from its EnviroKidz line. The affected cereals include Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch, and Jungle Munch, and are limited to specific “best before” dates. The recall has been initiated as a precautionary measure, as the presence of undeclared gluten could pose health risks to individuals with wheat allergies, celiac disease, or gluten sensitivity.
Scope of the Recall
It is important to note that this recall is limited to the EnviroKidz line of gluten-free cereal from Nature’s Path Foods. Other gluten-free products from the company, as well as other varieties of EnviroKidz cereal, are not impacted and are not part of the voluntary recall. Nature’s Path Foods is actively working to retrieve the affected cereals from store shelves and warehouses to prevent further distribution.
Reason for the Recall
Nature’s Path Foods has identified the source of the issue and attributed it to an error at one of their facilities. The company clarified that the contamination occurred due to air contamination resulting from incorrect production scheduling. Steps have been taken to rectify the situation and prevent similar incidents in the future. Nature’s Path Foods is committed to maintaining the highest quality standards and ensuring the safety of their products.
Recall Details and Consumer Guidance
Consumers are advised to check their pantry for the affected cereal boxes, which may contain undeclared gluten derived from wheat and barley. The specific details for each variety of cereal within the EnviroKidz line are as follows:
- EnviroKidz Choco Chimps: 10-ounce boxes with a “best before” date of Aug. 27, 2019, and UPC 0 5844987024 1.
- EnviroKidz Gorilla Munch: 10-ounce boxes with “best before” dates of Aug. 24, 2019, and Sept. 21, 2019, and UPC 0 58449 86002 0.
- EnviroKidz Jungle Munch: 10-ounce boxes with a “best before” date of Aug. 1, 2019, and UPC 0 5844987028 9.
Consumers who have purchased these products are advised not to consume them if they have wheat allergies, celiac disease, or gluten sensitivity. Instead, they should return the affected cereal boxes to the retailer for a refund. For further assistance or inquiries, individuals can contact Nature’s Path Consumer Services at 1-866-880-7284 or via email at ConsumerServices@naturespath.com.
Nature’s Path Foods has taken prompt action by initiating a voluntary recall of over 400,000 boxes of its EnviroKidz gluten-free cereal. The recall is in response to the potential presence of undeclared gluten, and the company has emphasized its commitment to consumer safety and satisfaction. By promptly addressing the issue and retrieving the affected products, Nature’s Path Foods aims to uphold its reputation for providing high-quality gluten-free products.