General Mills Recalls Fiber One Bars Over Peanut Allergy Concerns

General Mills has voluntarily issued a recall for a batch of Fiber One snack bars after peanut butter-flavored bars were mistakenly sorted into the wrong boxes. Although the individual packages for the peanut-butter bars contain the correct allergen warnings, they were inserted into boxes labeled for the chocolate-flavored bars, which do not carry the same warning about peanuts.

According to Business Week, the company will recall one day's production of the Fiber One 90-Calorie Chewy Bars because of the allergy risk posed by the peanut-butter variety of the bar. General Mills did not disclose the exact number of boxes that this recall represents.

According to General Mills, there have been no reports of allergic reactions caused by the mix-up. However, it's still considered a Class One recall – the most serious kind – because of the possibility of an unlabeled allergen.

If you have a peanut allergy or are concerned about the presence of peanuts, the company advises you to avoid eating out of the five-count boxes included in the recall. These boxes have a 'use by' date of May 19, 2012. They can be returned to the store for a full refund. Consumers can contact General Mills at 1-800-231-0308 to ask questions about the recall.

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