Cheerios go gluten-free

Following the move in the U.S., General Mills says cheerio to wheat, rye and barley in its whole oats supply for the market here.
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Following their introduction in the U.S. last summer, General Mills has brought gluten-free Cheerios to Canada.

Rolling out here this summer, five Cheerios products are going gluten-free, including its original flavour, Honey Nut Cheerios, Multi-Grain Cheerios, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios and Chocolate Cheerios.

General Mills developed a process to remove the wheat, rye and barley from its supply of whole oats to meet Health Canada’s requirements and standards for gluten-free products, and all the Cheerios products will now be marked with “gluten-free” on the front of their packaging.

Outside of Cheerios, General Mills also offers gluten-free Rice Chex, Chex Honey Nut and Cinnamon Chex, with Chocolate Chex launching in Canada this summer.

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