Kellogg’s Cereals Recalled

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Kellogg Co. has announced recall of 28 million boxes of children’s cereals Friday, June 25, 2010. Kellogg cited that the recall was due to unpleasant smell and flavor mainly caused by the packaging. The recall was issued in consultation with FDA.

Kellogg representative Adaire Putnam said, the affected cereals are Kellogg’s Apple Jacks, Kellogg’s Corn Pops, Kellogg’s Froot Loops, and Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, with best before dates from March 26, 2011 to June 22, 2011. The company already received 20 complaints that involved nausea and vomiting after being exposed to the packaging. Complaints vary from stale, metal, and soap-like taste and smell. A substance was identified in the package liners that produces the unlikely smell and waxy-like off taste.

Kellogg said there is a low possibility of serious health problems yet the customers can experience diarrhea especially for those who are sensitive to the unusual smell and taste. A press release is already out requesting customers to dispose boxes with the specified best before dates. These boxes being recalled are those with the letters “KN” following the words “Better if Used Before Date.” The company said consumers can call for questions or replacement of the cereals they bought at 888-801-4163.

The president and chief executive of Kellogg Co., David Mackay said, “We apologize to our consumers and customers and we are working diligently to ensure that the affected products are rapidly removed from the marketplace.”

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