Nestle Farinha Lactea cereal is withdrawn
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Nestle USA is withdrawing Nestle Farinha Lactea cereal in the United States due to regulatory issues.
Nestle is taking this action as we have learned that the product may contain residual traces of a pesticide not currently approved for use on wheat in the United States, the company said in a statement.
While the pesticide is approved for use in Brazil and the noted levels are well below Brazilian standards, it is not used on wheat products in the United States and therefore there is no set standard for its presence in cereal. The pesticide is permitted in the United States on grain crops other than wheat.
The FDA said the cereal is manufactured in Brazil by Nestle Brazil and sold primarily in Portuguese language communities in the United States. The withdrawal applies to all sizes, varieties and production codes of the product.
Consumers who have purchased Nestle Farinha Lactea cereal can return it for a refund or contact the company at 800 628-7679 for more information.Copyright 2008 by United Press International UPI-1-20081112-11231900-bc-us-nestlecereal-recall.xml