Breakfast Cereals May Contain Metal Fragments; Recall Prompted

Refunds are being offered.

Heartland Brands is voluntarily recalling two varieties of its granola cereals in the United States as a precaution due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh in an ingredient.

The ingredient is a grain blend, and the problem was discovered and reported by the ingredient supplier, Dakota Specialty Milling, according to a Food and Drug Administration advisory.

Among stores that carry Heartland products are Walmart.

The two Heartland cereal varieties are:

  • Heartland® Harvest Spice Granola Cereal — 14 oz.; UPC 024300 090394; Best If Used By dates from 20130326 (March 26, 2013) through 20130910 (Sept. 10, 2013).
  • Heartland® Fruit & Nut Harvest Granola Cereal — 14 oz.; UPC 024300 090387; Best If Used By dates from 20130325 (March 25, 2013) through 20130910 (Sept. 10, 2013).

No other Heartland brand products are involved in this recall.

Heartland Brands has not received any reports of consumer complaints or injuries and is issuing this voluntary recall as a precaution.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to discard the cereal but retain the Best If Used By code and contact our Consumer Affairs Department toll-free at 888-881-6769, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. ET and Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. ET, for a full refund of the purchase price.


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