According to the FDA on February 20, 2013, Heartland® Brands is voluntarily recalling two varieties of its granola cereals in the United States – Heartland® Harvest Spice Granola Cereal and Heartland® Fruit & Nut Harvest Granola Cereal 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. 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 Heartland’s 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. It is the responsibility of retail food distribution companies and services to follow FDA established safety and cleanliness protocols. If you believe that you or a member of your family has been sickened because of a violation, please contact Finkelstein & Partners immediately.
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