Kellogg's, the parent company of popular cereals like Corn Flakes, Froot Loops and Rice Krispies, has issued a voluntary recall of its Mini-Wheats products "due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh," according to information provided by the company. The affected products were sold at retailers nationwide, and there have yet to be any reports of injuries.
"At Kellogg, our number one priority is the quality and safety of our foods. We have a comprehensive metal control program that includes magnets and metal detection devices. We are working with our metal detector supplier to understand why the equipment did not detect the mesh fragments," said Kellogg's in an online statement.
The recalled products include 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.
The recalled products are:
Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size (Original) cereal
Kellogg's Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size cereal
Kris Charles, Kellogg Company spokeswoman, said consumers who bought the product or have questions about the recall should contact the Kellogg Consumer Response Center at (800)-962-1413 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET (Monday – Friday).
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These and all other cereals with more than 5 grams of sugar per serving (and those that contain trans fatty acids) should be RECALLED FOR GOOD!
I received a phone survey. The questions were all based on should the Government GIVE the FDA another 92 Million this year to keep our food safe – coming in from other countries. HUMMMM.. They sure did not do their job on this one so why give them any money, let see we just had Cantaloupes Recalled Over Salmonella They were shipped beginning the next day to Mexico and the following 21 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Sounds like a conspiracy, they are creating a "Need" so they receive the money... Whats next...
WELL BOUGHT THREE BOXES OF MINI WHEATS W/FITM, N OFCOURSELIKE OTHERS ATE SOME ALREADY,ONLY HAVE A BOX N ONE THIRD LEFT. IN BED RIGHT NOW NOT FEELING GOOD,JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT THE CEREAL N NOW HERE ON THIS PAGE, WHAT ARE THE THINGS TO LOOK FOR ILLNESS FROM THIS CEREAL, I HAD BAD STOMACH ACH IN UPPER PART COULDNT EAT WITHOUT GETTING A STRANGE DIS-COMFORTED,WOULD EAT THEN FEEL SICK,FUNNY THING WAS I WAS EATTING THE CEREAL. THEN GOT TO WHERE I WAS JUST DRINKING CHICKEN BOTH AND GINGER-ALE AND EVEN THEN I STILL WAS IN BELLY PAIN.GOT SO I COULDNT POOP RIGHT..SO I NEED TO KNOW IF ANYONE ELSE ATE THE MINI WHEATS FRUIT IN THE MIDDLE BERRY FRUIT? AND IF THEY HAD THE SAME PROBLEN AND IS THERE OTHER PROMBLEMS THAT CAN BE IN ME THAT I NEED TO ASK FOR TESTS/BLOOD WORK?BECAUSE NOW MY KNECK/THROAT/IS SLIGHT ACH AND JUST NEED TO KNOW IF I SHOULD GET TEST AND FOR WHAT CEMS. THANK YOU
Nancy, my son has had the EXACT same symptoms you just described after eating a contaminated box we purchased from Sam's!! He has been sick for about a month now. We have tested for everything from the flu to mono with no answers. I'm now beginning to wonder if it could be a result of eating this cereal. Have you found out anything concerning your illness?
I ate only 2 bowls and had blood in my stool for 4 days. You should keep box of cereal in case you need to show you ate some of the recalled cereal.
i guess you have to put your mini wheats in the microwave before you eat them lol.
So that is where that iron they list in the nutritional facts comes from!
Seriously though I eat Mini-Wheats for months like crazy and I just stopped because I ran out, before I saw this news. I ran out and did not buy anymore because I got a stomach infection I am still on the antibiotics. I though why is my gut all backed up. Maybe this was it. I am telling my doctor.
This is what outsourcing does.. we have rules and regulations in the United States.. So what are the manufacturer's doing? Going to third world countries, making our food there and then bringing it back to the United States and feeding us filth or worse , poison .This is a great reason to stop the outsourcing . Rules and regulations are important.. Going to other countries so our manufacturer's can make more profit.. Is not in our best interest.Its in theirs.
Its all about corporate profit.
27 North American plants and 19 manufacturing facilities overseas.
FDA regulations apply to imported food products as well. The prime motivation behind outsourcing is because average wage being lower in those countries you refer to as "third world countries" in comparison to that in United States. Now ponder why is average wage lower in those countries than in america. Don't necessarily presume that all the cheap labor force in those countries are pretty much like slaves, rather introspect what is it with the american way of life that requires such a high average wage.
Shoot I remember back in 2005 Jonesboro Arkansas , the Kellogg company was firing for $10 hr night shift. $10hr is nothing...and go to the local stores and try to buy the cereal here it's expensive, you would think it be better priced because
the cereal was made there. Greedy is just what we are!!!!
Wow... just checked my box and it is one of the recalled "70-ounce club store cartons". Bad thing is we are 3/4 of the way done with the box. No one got sick but I will be calling the number asking for a refund. Purchased it at Costco. If you bought this at Costco you should check the box.
Hmmmm....the amount of recalls have skyrocketed since they moved their manufacturing from Battle Creek to Mexico... coincidence? I think last year they recalled fruit loops over a "mysterious odor"
Dammit. Literally finished my box of mini wheats a few days ago. I guess I really do eat nails for breakfast.
This sounds to me like a conspiracy at the hands of a cereal killer!!
Good one, thank you my loud laugh woke my son and wife up....
When does our government ever pro-actively regulate an industry before the bad thing happens that brings about that regulation? Look at the telecom industry in the 80s and 90s, slamming, $100 ring tones, even early dial-up was a scam. So the way I look at it is these industries bring it upon themselves. I had mini-wheats this morning...... safely.
Kellogg's jimmies have been rustled
Ew,this cereal is gross anyway.And didnt they get sued for millians claiming that this cereal is supposed to make you smart,or something?
HEY<As a chef,I SAY Go out and BUY KASHI and WHOLE FOODS and Gorilla MUNCH cereal.
You will NOT regret it!!
Are you kidding me?! I LOVED frosted mini wheats when I was a kid! I still do, and so do my kids. Besides, Kashi and some of the others are so much more expensive than the rest. Even if they are a better cereal, sometimes you just can't afford to buy it all the time.
A chef who suggests other packaged processed alternatives? Please let us know the name of your restaurant so we can be sure to avoid it. Thanks.
Haha...you crack me up. Kashi is 100% owned by Kellogg's. Same GMO ingredients and all.
ALSO...Radioactive cesium reported in Kellogg’s cereal from Japan — Almost 20 becquerels per kilogram
Cs-134 @ 8.95 Becquerels/kilogram (Bq/kg)
Cs-137 @ 10.76 Bq/kg
Total Cesium @ 19.71 Bq/kg
Kellogg’s All Brown Buran Flake Plain (Expiration Date: May 2013)
It is in a green box with Japanese writing..
DO NOT eat Mini Wheats prior to a MRI scan!! Yikes!!
Metal fragments in your cereal???
American industry is so backward. That is why European products are so far superior in all ways.
Superior as in your Mad Cow Disease and E. coli. ? Maybe you should start putting your food into ovens instead of people.
Bacon – You do realize that Great Britain is not in Europe don't you???
Hi Beth, it was just a joke and a bad one at that ! How did Great Britain get mentioned ? Yes, I'm familiar with it's location on the planet. BTW, this cereal is not worth eating even without the metal "prize".
Umm, it is in Europe. Not continental Europe and not part of the EU, but it is part of Europe.
Having lived in the UK for 5 years, the brits would disagree with you. #geographyfail
How rude of those twits to up and move their country out of Europe without telling anyone. Uh oh, anyone check on Scotland. They may have jumped ship also! Pip-pip, cheerio and all that rot.
metal fragments? That's called a high fiber diet!
Was this reflected in the nutrition facts panel on the side of the box? Was there coupon for a free tetanus shot inside?
Up yours James!
Nah, we don't need stronger regulations according to the republicans! Let the companies just do their thing without any concern for it's customers!
I hope you realize that when the republicans are talking about De-regulation, they are talking about regulation controlling prices, import/exports, taxes etc. There has been zero discussion concerning reducing health codes. I am however, impressed that you are able to write, quite the accomplishment.
So I guess you missed that they want to get rid of the EPA? There's a ton of environmental regulations they enforce that certainly affect people's health.
Nobody wants to get rid of the EPA, that is just leftist fear mongering. The EPA doe need to be brought back to reality though. Calling CO2 a pollutant is insane.
James and Charles – You must not be paying attention. Several Republicans have mentioned axing the EPA in debates during the primaries. That included Rick Perry and Ron Paul.
@ Charlie. Anything including CO2 IS a pollutant if it is introduced by man and in quantities that do not occur naturally. If so, then it needs to be managed/controlled. Industry historically has never controlled pollutants voluntarily.
Even oxygen is dangerous in high quantities. If you don't think CO2 is a pollutant at high quantities, take a trip to Venus and see what it gets you.
Uh – what are you babbling about? This problem was identified by the company, and the recall was issued by the company – all without any government involvement at all.
Massive fail on your part.
Zero Degrees (and high school diploma is doubtful0, what are YOU babbling about? Companies recall foods under government regulations requiring them to.
You might try using this useful tool we call "the Internet" to look stuff up before you post anything else so moronic.
Companies only report themselves when they know they are being watched (gov't inspections) and will get caught anyway.
Republicans still suc.k @ s$.
Seems to me the corporation fixed it all without any regulations. Proof we don't need more regulations
Do you really think governments impose regulations for the fun of it? No one wants to add extra overhead to businesses or people, but they were implemented by NECESSITY because corporations WEREN'T self-policing very well. It's why, historically, we have had companies dumping toxic substances into rivers and such. Why do you suppose a such thing as "superfund" sites exist? Is it because companies self-regulate so well?
if by fixed it you mean fed people metal, then yes...they
fixed it real good.
That stuff is not fit to eat even without metal mesh. A big american mystery: Why would you pay 1000% markup for a cardboard box full of air and BHT instead of a slice of a fresh bread from local bakery? Oh, that's right, those went out of business because slicing bread was too much work for my fellow citizens.
Olaf you sound like one of the most smug people ever. Do you turn your nose down when people eat stuff that... *gasp* came from walmart, because they couldn't afford anything else? Your polarizing rhetoric echoes what is exactly wrong with society.
Smugster, fresh bread can be and often is cheaper (per serving) than boxed cereal. So, it's not about looking down on people who buy their food at Walmart. It's wishing they knew better.
It is cheaper to buy whole foods and prepare nutritious meals yourself than to "eat ["refined", mass-produced] stuff [assembled from parts of whole foods] that... *gasp* came from walmart, because they couldn't afford anything else"...
Have you looked at the nutritional facts for mini-wheats?
Did you read my post about polarization? There's 0 reason to be snide, and every reason to try to help and educate your sarcastically stated 'fellow citizen' that everyone claims they care so much about.
Because they are delicious! If I want bread, I eat bread. Bread in a bowl of milk is just soggy. Why bother trying to figure out why people eat/do/like what they want? I buy and eat a lot of local farm fresh foods and even grow my some of my own herbs and veggies. If I want a bowl of Frosted Mini-Wheats every now and then I will have it. Except not right now, with the metal fragments and all.
Like mini-wheats? Try Kashi's Autumn Harvest – delicious!
Try a loaf of fresh bread from local bakery – better for you, better for locat economy,
There's nothing I like better than a loaf of fresh bread for breakfast.
exactly. but another is their stupid commercials. they think they're cute though.
a viral marketing campaign from Kashi?
probably not since both Kashi and Mini Wheats are owned by Kelloggs!!!
Kashi is gross.
And I thought I just lost a filling?
I disagree with "At Kellogg, our number one priority is the quality and safety of our foods."
Their "number one priority" is to make money/
That little dude has been sitting on my shoulder all day saying weird things. He is high as a kite
Dude! You're tripping. That's a leprechaun on your shoulder.
And he's after yer Lucky Charms!
They weren't quite mini enough, apparently.
So much for adding a little fiber to my diet...
I wondered why the little sucks were stuck to my fridge magnets this morning.
I woke this morn, stretched, let out a quick toot and shot the cat! Damb you kellogs! Damb you all to hell!
And they say -my- cereal cuts the roof of your mouth.
I have so much fun , just reading the comments, thanks for the laugh...
"Now with more iron..."
I steel have a box at home, iron gonna call Kelloggs when I get home. Or maybe my lawyer, that way we'll get some money ferous.
Ooooh, good show, old chap. I steel feel the grate of your puns. They are ferr-ocious!
Great! I ate a bowl of Mini-Wheats about a week ago, afterwards, I had a very small metal thing in my mouth, (caught it before I swallowed it). I did not chalk it up to being the cereal I just ate. Now at least the mystery is solved! We finished the box off yesterday.
I found iron mesh. Can't reach Kellogg. But I can reach my lawyer.
Maybe we should just say that Mini-Wheats are now Fe-ry good for you.
Great english. Does no one proof read or spell check anymore?
It may not be the proper way to spell "fruit", however that is how kellogg's spells the name of their cereal. Yes, it's "froot loops"
You have obviously never purchased Froot Loops. This is how the cereal name is spelt. They can't use 'fruit' because there isn't actually any fruit in the cereal.
Spelt is a grain. Spelled is what you did incorrectly.
love your Fruity Pebbles. Nothing but sugar in those, right?
Hey, r@ctal wart...that IS the brand name:
It would appear that the only way that you would know I had warts in that general location of my anatomy is because you were busy with your head stuck up there having a look around. Would probably explain why your lips were brown.
I stand corrected. Appears Froot Loops is the correct spelling but they did managed to spell Rice Krispies incorrectly.
Do yourself a favor. Take a hammer to your keyboard.
Huh? Rice Krispies is the correct spelling too...
d: May be you should look at a box of FROOT LOOPS before you post silly comments.
Wakey wakey, eggs & bacy.
The labeling of Kelloggs Mini-Wheats boxes states; 'Lightly sweetened', when in fact it is sugar encrusted to the point of nausea. Kashi'a Autumn Wheat is hands down the best spoon sized shredded wheat.
Flexible metal mesh? Why and how does this even get near the cereal making process? Talk about doing a number on a persons insides if ingested! Thanks Tony!
Heads up, breakfast cereal is made in a factory, not hand made by bakers with aprons and funny hats.
just finished ours yesterday
Okay. I will not buy any mini Wheatstone. I kind of wish that I had 'cause I need money.
Problem? What problem? Rebrand and Remarket.
Kellogg's Frosted Metal Wheats.
Probably cheaper than buying all the iron, magnesium, and what-not supplements my wife keeps insisting I take.
Now that's funny!
I have been trying to call the customer service number and either all circuits or busy or the recording says " Try Again Later".
I am worried because I am have been eating these for a week now and I am pregnant. I wish I could get up with someone soon!!
I am also pregnant and just bought a box that I have been eating all week as well...normally wouldn't freak out, but we have to be careful about EVERYTHING these days when pregnant...ugh. Can't get through on their call line either.
I am the father of the baby.
Maybe with all that iron,our baby will become Iron Baby LOLOLOL
OMG i just went to the kellogg's facebook page. What the h**l is Bt Corn?
What, is a Google search for "BT Corn" just too difficult?
LMAO! JFGI. That doesn't only stand for Just Follow Geriatrics Inside.
Ha Ha...I meant what are they doing to the poor corn
That stands for Bi-Transgendered Corn, it's a specially developed variety that allows the corn to swing both ways in the wind, maximizing photo-synthesis.
Perhaps this is the extra iron version.
Oh, the irony.
Steel yourselves. We're in for some puns.
I love mini-wheats. This is just even more fiber.
Yes, more "ruffage". Lol!
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