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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… Continue Reading

Kellogg Battles Listeria Niche in Cookie Plant

At its Augusta, GA factory, Kellogg makes many of its baked products — including Keebler, Famous Amos and Murray cookies, as well as Kashi and Mother’s brand products. The plant was also growing Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause serious  illness and sometimes death. That was in February, when the U.S. Food and Drug… Continue Reading

Millions Spent Lobbying Food Safety

The Senate recently updated its lobbying disclosure database with second quarter spending information.  The documents available through the database reveal which organizations are spending what–and where their money is focused. The Senate Website is set up so that you can easily search for companies lobbying on behalf of a particular subject like food safety.  Anyone… Continue Reading

Lawmakers Investigate Kellogg’s Recall

House lawmakers are pressing Kellogg’s Co. for more information on the company’s recent 28 million box recall of Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Fruit Loops, and Apple Jacks cereals. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Bart Stupak (D-MI), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, sent a letter… Continue Reading

Kellogg’s Blames Elevated Hydrocarbons for Recall

An aromatic hydrocarbon called methylnaphthalene is present the substance giving off the unpleasant odor in the packaging of some recalled Kellogg’s cereals. The Battle Creek, MI-based company recalled some 28 million boxes of Froot Loops, Honey Smacks, Apple Jacks, and Corn Pops on June 28 for an “off flavor and smell” from the packaging. On… Continue Reading

Kellogg’s Warned Over Listeria in Eggo Plant

Sometimes you just want to put a problem behind you, but it just sticks around like duct tape. A new “Warning Letter” from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to the Kellogg’s Company raises questions about whether the Listeria problem at its Atlanta Eggo plant is truly resolved. On a routine inspection of the Kellogg’s… Continue Reading

Kellogg’s Recalls Cookies and Bars

What was Kellogg’s thinking?  That is the question one has to ask in reading this week’s enforcement report from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). One must ask that question after learning just how much peanut butter and/or peanut paste the Battle Creek food giant purchased out of a tilt-up steel building in Blakely,… Continue Reading