Company determines foreign object found in cereal was hardened sugar

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A strange object found in a Hawaii woman’s cereal bowl was hardened sugar, the product’s maker has determined.

The object was found in a package of Nature’s Path Pumpkin Seed and Flax granola.

Maunalani Heights resident Marilyn Hieda found it and contacted the company because she thought it looked like a bone.

But the cereal’s maker said the product is made in a vegetarian facility.

“The management team has thoroughly examined the material and can identify that the material is composed of hardened sugar created through the processing equipment,” Nature’s Path Foods said in a statement Thursday.

“Therefore, there is no food safety concerns related to this incident. Our consumer services team will be relaying this information to the consumer.”

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