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Mesa Sunrise Flakes Breakfast Cereal Recalled

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This news item was in my support group newsletter.

" Community Foods Ltd is recalling a batch of Nature


gluten-free 12-18-06

colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

"Sobriety sucks. That's why they invented booze in the first place." Denis Leary - Rescue Me

Beware the chocolate of Chiapa

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Thank you for posting this.

Does that mean that the Mesa Sunrise cereal sold in the US is safe or not? The ones sold here are also 300 grams, but they don't have a best-before date or anything labeled as a batch #.

This is frustrating--it's my favorite cereal!!

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Thank you for posting this.

Does that mean that the Mesa Sunrise cereal sold in the US is safe or not? The ones sold here are also 300 grams, but they don't have a best-before date or anything labeled as a batch #.

This is frustrating--it's my favorite cereal!!

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I don't know, here's the link.

http://www.spiritindia.com/health-care-new...icles-8907.html

best regards, lm


gluten-free 12-18-06

colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

"Sobriety sucks. That's why they invented booze in the first place." Denis Leary - Rescue Me

Beware the chocolate of Chiapa

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I emailed the company. This is their answer:

"Thank you for your email.

This is currently only isolated to Mesa Sunrise product in the UK with the code date of 12MAY07 to 14MAY07. It is different cereal then that made for the U.S. market.

The batch # is the same as the freshness date located on the back of the bag upper right hand corner.

We do make other cereals that contain gluten. However, our strict production schedules and quality assurance methods ensure that the least allergenic foods are produced first. The products that contain gluten, soy and finally nuts are made and then the entire line is cleaned and the process re-starts. The equipment is periodically inspected & tested for gluten contamination.

At Nature's Path we have an extensive planning and cleaning schedule for all our production facilities in order to prevent any cross contamination of our products with non-declared ingredients. All of our products that do not contain nuts or soy or dairy


McDougall diet (low fat vegan) since 6/00

Gluten free since 1/6/07

Soy free and completely casein and egg free since 2/15/07

Yeast free, on and off, since 3/1/07 -- I can't notice any difference one way or the other

Enterolab results -- 2/15/07

Fecal Antigliladin IgA 140 (Normal Range <10 units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 50 (Normal Range <10 units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 517 (Normal Range <300 units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 127 (Normal Range <10 units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (subtype 5,6)

Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 119 (Normal Range < 10 units)

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Thank you for posting this.

Does that mean that the Mesa Sunrise cereal sold in the US is safe or not? The ones sold here are also 300 grams, but they don't have a best-before date or anything labeled as a batch #.

This is frustrating--it's my favorite cereal!!

Ack... you're OK.. it happens to be my favorite too....


Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt. (JC, De Bello Gallico Liber III/XVIII)

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Well damned if I can find any batch # or best Before on my box or bag.

Better let 'the gluten eaters' have it.

<_< The hunt is on for another cereal that coeliac son likes <_<


It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required - Sir Winston Churchill

Nikki

Son diagnosed with Coeliac Disease Oct 2006 by biopsy (at age 13yrs)

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I couldn't find the batch number on my bag either. In their response to me, the company said it is on the back of the bag, upper right hand corner. Sure enough, I found it there -- but I never would have seen it if I didn't know where precisely to look. The ink they use doesn't have much of a contrast.

The problem seems to be with only that one batch. If you can't find your batch number (maybe in the UK product they put it in a different location), email the company. I swear they answered me about 15 minutes after I emailed. They must be getting lots of these questions :lol:


McDougall diet (low fat vegan) since 6/00

Gluten free since 1/6/07

Soy free and completely casein and egg free since 2/15/07

Yeast free, on and off, since 3/1/07 -- I can't notice any difference one way or the other

Enterolab results -- 2/15/07

Fecal Antigliladin IgA 140 (Normal Range <10 units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 50 (Normal Range <10 units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 517 (Normal Range <300 units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 127 (Normal Range <10 units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (subtype 5,6)

Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 119 (Normal Range < 10 units)

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Does this cereal taste sugary or sweet? I've been eating the Honey'd Corn Flakes which have the same amount of sugar, it tastes fine. I was thinking of trying Mesa Sunrise but it seems more healthier with all the ancient grains, I am worried it will taste like dirt.

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I like the flavor. It is not overly sweet, though. The predominant flavor seems to be corn, but the flakes are more substantial than regular corn flakes.

Of course, taste is very individual. If you don't find it sweet enough, you can always add some fruit (nice in any event) and/or a spoonful of sugar.


McDougall diet (low fat vegan) since 6/00

Gluten free since 1/6/07

Soy free and completely casein and egg free since 2/15/07

Yeast free, on and off, since 3/1/07 -- I can't notice any difference one way or the other

Enterolab results -- 2/15/07

Fecal Antigliladin IgA 140 (Normal Range <10 units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 50 (Normal Range <10 units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 517 (Normal Range <300 units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 127 (Normal Range <10 units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (subtype 5,6)

Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 119 (Normal Range < 10 units)

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I love these particularly because they're *not* a super sweet, kid-type cereal. So many of the gluten-free cereals are a bit too "Cap'n Crunchish" for my tastes. These are a little sweet, but heartier and more "adult." And they actually have some fiber!

Does this cereal taste sugary or sweet? I've been eating the Honey'd Corn Flakes which have the same amount of sugar, it tastes fine. I was thinking of trying Mesa Sunrise but it seems more healthier with all the ancient grains, I am worried it will taste like dirt.

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Your welcome, but it was over seven months ago. :D

best regards, lm


gluten-free 12-18-06

colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

"Sobriety sucks. That's why they invented booze in the first place." Denis Leary - Rescue Me

Beware the chocolate of Chiapa

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Oops; my fault. After I posted I remembered that I'd come across that via a search, and that it wasn't current. D'oh!

Your welcome, but it was over seven months ago. :D

best regards, lm

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