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Kellogg’s Cereal Recall: Company Recalls Mini-Wheats Due To Possible Metal Fragments

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Kellogg’s is recalling nearly three million boxes of its Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size cereal and its Unfrosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size cereal because of fears they may contain metal fragments.

On Wednesday the company announced there was an issue with a manufacturing part and it’s possible, but unlikely, that fragments of metal mesh may be inside the cereal.

“According to Dr. David Acheson, an internal medicine physician and former Chief Medical Officer at the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) with whom we consulted, the likelihood of these fragments making their way into the food is low,” Kellogg’s said in a statement to the Wall Street Journal. “Furthermore, the chances that any affected food will cause injury is low.”

Per the notice filed with the US Food and Drug Administration, the recall includes 282,000 cases. Boxes included in the recall have the letters “KB,” “AP” or “FK” before or after the “Best Before” date.

Some single-serving bowls are also included in the recall.

According to the CS Monitor, this is the second nationwide recall in just over two years for the breakfast food giant, which also manufactures products including Pop Tarts, Eggo Waffles, breakfast bars, and a wide variety of well-known cereal brands.

In 2010, Kellogg’s recalled four cereal brands – Fruit Loops, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, and Honey Smacks – after consumers reported a strange odour and taste, with some experiencing nausea and diarrhea.

The WSJ points out that Kellogg’s has already spent $100 million in 2012 to correct problems with its supply chain, and the latest recall will set them back another estimated $30 million.

For more information on the Kellogg’s Cereal recall, head over to FDA.gov.

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43 Responses to “Kellogg’s Cereal Recall: Company Recalls Mini-Wheats Due To Possible Metal Fragments”

  1. Terri Kring

    Ok so I thru out the box how am I suppose to know now…. I bought the big box from BJ's about a month ago.

  2. Marge Peters Gianni

    If you didn't have those first letters before or after the best used by date , your cereal is safe.. If it had those letters you should of taken it back to the store where you bought it from.. Doesn't take a scientist to figure that out!

  3. Anthony Knott

    I had black metal chips in my smacks ceral and when I called they told me I was lying to them. jerks, I'm still never buying another box!

  4. Laura Breidenbach

    Why doesn't cereal companies install magnetics in their conveyor belt system so anything stuck to it is not sold for quality assurance. Obvious there is human error in the overseeing of proper functioning machinery.

  5. Pj Connolly

    Well, t the Teabaggers, conservatives and republicans have yet to cut the FDA! Thanks for keeping us safe, FDA!

  6. Ashley Marie

    Ive been through something like that. That is when you say you will email them a picture.

  7. Christine Langner

    Well, think of all the crap you ate as a kid. Dirt, probably swallowed some coins, ect. Your still alive! Probably made you stronger..haha j/k I'm sure if you ate it, you will all be ok.

  8. Vicki Jansen

    I actually ate this Monday morning and on the way to work felt really weird. Got worse as the day progressed. Felt like I had been poisoned. Now, three days later I find out it was the cereal. Never again will I eat this.

  9. Vicki Jansen

    I actually ate this Monday morning and on the way to work felt really weird. Got worse as the day progressed. Felt like I had been poisoned. Now, three days later I find out it was the cereal. Never again will I eat this.

  10. Jonathan Mangles

    Better hope not cause I was eating the mini wheats you have us

  11. Anonymous

    Who can tell? Mini Wheats taste like cardboard and a touch of scrap metal anyways!

  12. Anonymous

    Who can tell? Mini Wheats taste like cardboard and a touch of scrap metal anyways!