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Salmonella Risk Spurs Nature Valley Recall

General Mills Recalls Certain 'Nut Lovers' Flavor of Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters
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Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

July 10, 2009 -- Due to salmonella risk, General Mills is recalling a limited quantity of its "Nut Lovers" flavor Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters product containing pecans.

Pecans received from a supplier and used in the product may be tainted with salmonella, but no illnesses have been reported, according to a General Mills news release.

Salmonella bacteria can cause diarrhea (which may be bloody), fever, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Most cases aren't severe, but serious and potentially fatal cases can occur and are more likely in young children, frail or elderly people, and people with weak immune systems.

The recall only includes the "Nut Lovers" flavor Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters with pecans that have these "best if used by" dates:

  • 07MAR2010
  • 08MAR2010
  • 09MAR2010
  • 10MAR2010
  • 11MAR2010

The product is a bite-size cluster sold in a stand-up bag in grocery stores, convenience stores, and vending machines nationwide.

The recall doesn't include any other Nature Valley or General Mills products. Nature Valley granola bars aren't part of the recall.

General Mills advises people to discard the recalled product and to contact General Mills for a full refund. Questions? Call General Mills at 800-231-0308.

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