Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats recalled over metal bits

Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats

(WTVR) – Kellogg’s is recalling a very popular breakfast cereal because of worries about metal bits.

The cereal giant said several of its Frosted Mini-Wheats varieties are being voluntarily recalled “due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh.”

The affected cereal is sold across the country. There have been no reports yet of injuries.

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 include:

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

“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,” the cereal giant posted in an online statement.

If you have questions, contact the the Kellogg Consumer Response Center at 800-962-1413 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET (Monday – Friday).

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