PhotoHeartland Brands is recalling two varieties of its granola cereals in the United States, Bahamas, Bermuda, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Israel and Trinidad.

There is a possibility of fragments of flexible metal mesh in a grain blend. The problem was discovered and reported by the grain blend supplier, Dakota Specialty Milling. There have been no reports of consumer complaints or injuries.

The two Heartland cereal varieties are:

  • Heartland Harvest Spice Granola Cereal -- 14 oz.; UPC 024300 090394; Best If Used By dates from 20130326 (March 26, 2013) through 20130910 (Sept. 10, 2013).
  • Heartland Fruit & Nut Harvest Granola Cereal -- 14 oz.; UPC 024300 090387; Best If Used By dates from 20130325 (March 25, 2013) through 20130910 (Sept. 10, 2013).

No other Heartland brand products are involved in this recall.

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.


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