Nestle recalls cereals due to traces of unapproved pesticide

VEVEY, Switzerland and, NEW YORK Nestle has called for a recall of its Farinha Lactea cereals, a brand marketed towards Portugese-speaking communities in the United States because there is a chance that the product contains wheat pesticides that are not approved for food items.

Farinha Lactea cereals are made in Brazil where the pesticide pirimiphos-methyl is approved for use in wheat in amounts within a set limit, Nestle said. While the pesticide is also used in the United States, it is not approved for use on wheat.

According to Nestle there have been no reports of illness connected with consumption of Farinha Lactea cereal.

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