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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

Rationing Of Eggo Waffles Begins

The world giant Kellogg Company is downplaying the role of a summer food safety-related recall in a current shortage of one of its more popular products. Closures of Kellogg’s Eggo waffle plant in Atlanta have resulted in a nationwide shortage of the frozen breakfast food, leaving some parents scrambling for breakfast ideas for their kids…. Continue Reading