Nature’s Path recalling kid’s gluten-free cereals over undeclared gluten

By Gill Hyslop contact

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Nature's Path is recalling more than 400,000 boxes of its Envirokidz gluten-free cereals. Pic: FDA
Nature's Path is recalling more than 400,000 boxes of its Envirokidz gluten-free cereals. Pic: FDA

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The Canadian organic food producer is recalling over 400,000 boxes of EnviroKidz cereals over concerns they may be contaminated with undeclared gluten (wheat and barley).

According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Nature’s Path is voluntarily recalling 10oz boxes of EnviroKidz Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch and Jungle Munch with the following ‘Best Before’ dates:

Envirokidz recall

The FDA added the error has been isolated to one of Nature’s Path’s facilities and was due to air contamination as a result of incorrect production scheduling.

Other gluten-free Nature’s Path and EnviroKidz products are not impacted and are not part of this voluntary recall.

A spokesperson for Nature’s Path noted that, while the company is recalling the entire production run, not all of the produced boxes came into contact with the gluten and are being recalled out of abundance of caution.

The company said of the 450,648 cereal boxes recalled, 410,688 were shipped to US retailers nationwide and the rest were sold in Canada.

Gluten-free standard

“Making healthy, nutritious, organic food is our passion,”​ said Arjan Stephens, executive VP of Sales & Marketing at Nature’s Path.

“This failure to meet the gluten-free standard our consumers expect and trust from us is a deep concern. We have reviewed and changed our internal practices to ensure our gluten-free cereals are not impacted in the future.”

Customers can return the recalled product to their point of purchase for a refund.

So far, there are no reports of illnesses.

Consumers are requested to return the recalled products to their point of purchase for a refund.

Nature’s Path Organic Foods is a family-owned company producing USDA and Canadian Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified breakfast and snack foods in over 50 countries.

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