Kellogg's Mini-Wheats cereal recalled


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Updated: 10/11/2012 9:25 am Published: 10/11/2012 3:04 am


The Kellogg company announced Wednesday it is recalling 2.8 million boxes of its popular "Mini-Wheats" cereal, because they could be contaminated with pieces of metal mesh. 

The company says a piece of equipment is to blame. So far Kellogg says no injuries have been reported, and the company is working with retailers to get the boxes pulled from the shelves. 

Here's a release from the FDA on the recall; it includes contact information for Kellogg. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 18, 2012 - We have initiated a voluntary recall due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part. Recalled products include only Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size with the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the Best If Used Before date. Products impacted are:

Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original cereal

UPC 3800031829 - 18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB - SEP 21 2013 KB
UPC 3800073444 - 18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB - SEP 21 2013 KB
UPC 3800031834 - 24-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB - SEP 21 2013 KB
UPC 3800046954 - 30-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB - SEP 21 2013 KB
UPC 3800031921 - 70-ounce club store carton with Better if Used Before Dates APR 01 2013 KB - JUL 29 2013 KB
UPC 3800004961 - single-serve bowl with Better if Used Before Dates between 04013 KB - 09213 KB
UPC 3800021993 - single-serve carton with Better if Used Before Dates between AP 04013 - AP 09213 or FK 04013 - FK 09213
Kellogg's Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size cereal

UPC 3800021983 - single serve carton with Better if Used Before Dates between FK 04013 - FK 09213
UPC 3800035982 -18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB - SEP 21 2013 KB
Consumers with affected product or who have questions should contact us using the Contact Us feature on Kelloggs.com or call 800-962-1413 from 8 am to 6 pm Eastern Time, Monday - Friday.

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Gladys Crump - 10/12/2012 11:08 PM
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Scary isn't it?

AlarmBelle - 10/11/2012 2:17 PM
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No quality control at these food manufacturing companies BEFORE they ship out???? Don't you figure that a box of cereal would already have been eaten by purchasers this long ago??? Expiration dates are a month to 2 months ago?!?
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