This is quite coincidental.  I just purchased Cheerios this past week.  I was thinking to myself as I read the label, "Wow, I didn't know they were gluten free". Well, it turns out they might have been mislabeled.

I've been loosely following a gluten free diet for the past 3 years or so, but then again I cheat a lot, so this isn't a big deal for me,  but for folks with celiac disease, this could mean something serious.

According to, General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of both Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios.  They were produced in Lodi California, and I guess wheat flour was used accidentally.

BERKELEY, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Boxes of Cheerios cereal, made by General Mills, sit on the shelf at a grocery store September 23, 2009 in Berkeley, California. General Mills Inc. reported a 51 percent jump in first quarter profits with earnings of $420.6 million, or $1.25 per share compared to $278.5 million, or 79 cents per share one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


Although they say the recall only affects 1%, you are taking a chance that your box might be one of them.

There is a code to look for on the box.  Watch for the "LD". For regular Cheerios, look for a USE BY date between 7/14-7/17 2016 .  For Honey Nut it's 7/12-/25.

Just thought I'd spread the word.  Mislabeled product ….hmmmm. I wonder if they're owned by Volkswagen?