​Kellogg’s Cereal Recall Due To Contamination From Faulty Manufacturing Part

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October 11, 2012

Battle Creek based Kellogg’s cereal recall for Mini-Wheats products after the company found possible contamination by metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing party.

Kellogg's Cereal Recall

The recall is voluntary for Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size cereal products with the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the Best If Used Before date.

The products vary in size from single-serve bowls to large 70-ounce cartons. Use by dates range from April 1, 2013 to Sept. 21, 2013.

A complete list of products and affected UPC codes can be found on the FDA web site.

Although the recall information was put out on Monday on the official Frosted Mini-Wheats Facebook page and Kellogg’s website, many consumers only became aware of the potential contamination on Thursday.

Kellogg’s reiterated that the public is not at a high risk.

“We understand and apologize for your concern,” the company said. “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; furthermore, the chances that any affected food will cause injury is low.”

This is the second recent recall for the cereal company, according to the Christian Science Monitor. In 2010, they recalled Fruit Loops, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks and Honey Smacks over a weird smell and strange flavors attributed to packaging.

So far, no one has reported any injury from the metal fragments. Concerned customers who have bought the products or have questions should contact Kellogg’s by calling 800-962-1413 from 8 am to 6 pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.