Kellogg's recalls Mini-Wheats cereal

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Kellogg’s has announced the voluntary recall of some boxes of Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size due to possible contamination.  According to the cereal maker, small pieces of flexible metal mesh from a defective manufacturing part may have ended up in boxes of cereal. Those products named in the recall are approximately 2.8 million boxes of cereal bearing the letters KB, AP or FK near the “Best If Used Before” date on the package.  A complete list of products and affected UPC codes can be found on the FDA website.

In a written statement, a Kellogg’s spokesperson said, “[t]he likelihood of these fragments making their way into the food is low; furthermore, the chances that any affected food will cause injury is low.” At the date of the release, the company said no injuries had been reported.

This recall is the second major cereal recall for the company. In 2010 a variety of cereal products was recalled because of “odd colors and odors” which was traced to improper packaging. Kellogg’s will spend $100 million this year, as it did in 2011, to fix its supply chain.

For more information on this recall and others, contact the Ohio product liability attorneys at Clark, Perdue & List.

Source: CBS News, “Kellogg’s recalls Mini-Wheats due to metal pieces,” Michelle Castillo, October 11, 2012.