Anita Gore, Heather Bourbeau (916) 440-7259
Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, today warned consumers with wheat and soy allergies not to eat Gano C’Real Spirulina instant cereal because of undeclared wheat and soy allergens. Gano Excel USA, Inc. of Irwindale, California, has initiated a voluntary recall of the cereal, which is sold exclusively through multi-level marketing distributors across the state. Gano Excel USA, Inc. immediately separated its entire inventory of recalled products and has notified its distributors of the recall. The recall was initiated after CDPH identified the labeling omission of the wheat and soy allergens during a routine inspection. No illnesses have been reported. The products are packaged in boxes labeled Gano C’Real Spirulina. Each box contains 15 packets. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat and/or soy run the risk of a life-threatening allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention if they eat these products. Consumers who have experienced an allergic reaction after eating any of these products should contact their health care provider. Anyone observing the products being offered for sale is encouraged to call CDPH’s toll-free complaint line at (800) 495-3232.
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