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Kellogg’s Mini Wheats Recalled For Metal Fragments

Up to three million boxes of cereal have been recalled by Kellogg’s because they may contain metal fragments.

The foreign material is pieces of flexible metal mesh from a faulty machine part, but the company says the chances of the material getting into anyone’s cereal bowl are very low.

The recalled Kellogg’s 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. Specific information on each cereal brand 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

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1004769427 Idont Eatflesh

    pathetic! chances of the material getting into anyone’s cereal bowl are very low? 

    • C Bloomhuff

      Well it go into mine!!! Only it was Kellogg’s Raisin Bran instead of Mini Wheats — ALMOST same UPC code, but with same expiration dates.

  • Mytimeall

    You could send a few coupons for the inconvenience that was caused by this.  Mytimeall@aol.com

  • C Bloomhuff

    I have a box of Kellogg’s Raisin Bran that has metal in it!!!   I bit down on one small piece and did not continue to eat it.
    I want to see how to have it checked.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.saathoff.1 Mary Saathoff

    Can metal in the Kellogg’s frosted mini wheats cause illness of any kind?  I consumed almost a whole box’of affected cereal before I knew of this problem.

  • http://twitter.com/patrickjmahoney patrick mahoney

    I love me my Mini-wheats….even if they are useless in terms of food value. In fact, the metal might just add something of food value to them!  ;-)