Nature's Path Foods remembers more than 400,000 boxes of children's gluten-free cereals because they can contain a "black gluten", according to a US Food and Drug Administration recall statement.

The voluntary recall is for more than 400,000 boxes in the company's EnviroKidz line – Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch and Jungle Munch – with specific "best before" dates.

Those who have allergies to wheat, celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should not consume the affected grains "because of potential negative health effects," says Nature's Path in the warning.

Other gluten-free Nature & Paths and EnviroKidz products are not affected and are not part of voluntary recall. Nature & # 39; s Path also retrieves some affected grain from customer service shelves and warehouses.

"The error was isolated to one plant and due to air pollution due to improper production planning," the company said in the alert.

In a statement to the United States today, Nature's Path spokeswoman Wendy Kubota said the recall for 41

6,088 boxes and nationwide for the United States and Canada. This represents 5 percent of the EnviroKidz sales year and a half and a half production, says Kubota.

"We are moving the gluten-free tests from twice per shift to hour to ensure this doesn't happen again," Kubota said.

People who have boxes of the affected grains should return to the dealer for a refund. For questions, contact Nature's Path Consumer Services at 1-866-880-7284 or email at ConsumerServices@naturespath.com.

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Recall details

Check your pantry to see if you have these boxes that they can contain a black gluten (wheat and barley):

EnviroKidz Choco Chimps: 10 ounce boxes with best before date 27 August 2019 and UPC 0 5844987024 1.

EnviroKidz Gorilla Munch: 10-ounce boxes with best before date August 24, 2019 and September 21, 2019 and UPC 0 58449 86002 0.

EnviroKidz Jungle Munch: 10-ounce boxes with best before date August 1, 2019 and UPC 0 5844987028 9.

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