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Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almond in 21oz. Great Value Berry Crunch Cereal - Lot Code 07 21 10 N02


Gilster-Mary Lee
800 851 5371


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- September 15, 2009 - Gilster-Mary Lee Corp, of Chester, IL is recalling a single lot of 21oz. Great Value Berry Crunch cereal because it may contain undeclared almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds or tree nuts may run the risk of a serious allergic reaction if they consume these products.

This product was distributed in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia solely through Walmart stores. 

Only product containing the code 07 21 10 N02 is affected by this recall. 

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that some product containing sliced almonds was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of this material. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by human error in the company's production and packaging processes.


Consumers who have this product may return it to the store where they purchased it for a refund or replacement.  Any questions regarding can be directed to Gilster-Mary Lee at 800 851 5371 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Central Time, Attn: Tom Welge.



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