Kellogg Recalls Cereal Over Metal Fragments

Bite-size Mini-Wheats might be too crunchy
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2012 3:51 PM CDT
Kellogg Recalls Cereal Over Metal Fragments
Frosted Mini-Wheats are coming off shelves, temporarily.   (AP Photo/Kellogg Co.)

Kellogg may not have a ton of recalls, but it definitely has interesting ones. The latest involves frosted and unfrosted Mini-Wheats because of "the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part,” the company explains. It follows a bigger recall of several cereals in 2010 because of a weird smell, and both glitches point to lingering problems in the company's supply chain, notes the Wall Street Journal.

The company is spending $100 million this year to try to fix those problems, and it will take a $30 million third-quarter charge because of the latest recall. It affects about 3 million boxes of the "bite size" Mini-Wheats variety with the letters KB, AP, or FK before or after the "Best If Used Before" date. You can check out more details at the FDA's website here. No injuries have been reported, according to the Christian Science Monitor. (More Kellogg stories.)

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