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General Mills CEO: Food Safety is Taken Very Seriously

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Jeff Harmening, CEO of General Mills, said the company takes food safety very seriously after a customer’s claim that he found shrimp tails in his Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal went viral, reports CNBC.

On Monday, TV writer and podcast host Jensen Karp tweeted that he found several shrimp tails in his box of cereal, also claiming that another box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch appeared to be taped at the bottom and include dental floss.

“It is amazing the amount of news coverage that this story has generated. I must admit that some of it is kind of humorous, but what I want you to know and your viewers to know is that we take food safety very seriously at General Mills,” Harmening said on CNBC’s “Closing Bell.”

Harmening added that General Mills is working with Karp on the issue, but maintained that, “based on the information that we have right now, it is highly unlikely that this occurred at a General Mills facility.” Full Story

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