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Kellogg's is voluntarily recalling nearly 3 million boxes of its bite size Frosted and Unfrosted Mini-Wheats cereal because of the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part.
There have been no injuries reported.
We have initiated a voluntary recall due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part, the Battle Creek, Michigan -based food company said in a statement released through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA.). 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.
Recalled packages include both frosted and unfrosted bite-sized Mini-Wheats varieties range in size from single-serve bowls to 70-ounce cartons (the size available at wholesale clubs like Sams Club or Costco). The boxes have used by dates between April 1, 2013 and Sept. 21, 2013.
This is the second recall in just over two years for Kelloggs. In 2010, Kelloggs recalled four cereal brands Fruit Loops, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, and Honey Smacks because of a weird smell and flavor attributed to a packaging snafu. According to the Wall Street Journal, Kellogg's has already spent $100 million this year to fix problems with its supply chain, and the latest recall will set them back another estimated $30 million.
Customers who have questions or would like replacement cereal can contact Kellogg's can call the company's consumer hotline at 800-962-1413, Monday through Friday between 8 am and 6 pm Eastern time. A full list of recalled products from the FDA is below:
Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original cereal
UPC 3800031829 - 18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between April 01, 2013