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Millions of cereal boxes contaminated

Cereal eaters beware: Millions of boxes of Kellogg's Mini-Wheats may contain fragments of metal mesh.

On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration stated that Kellogg's has issued a voluntary recall of 3 million boxes of Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size cereals.

What to look for

Contaminated boxes of Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size cereals were sold to stores nationwide with the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the "Best If Used Before" date. The boxes have "use by" dates between April 1 and Sept. 21 of next year. Check here for a list of exact products to watch out for.

While no injuries have been reported yet, Kellogg's is working with stores to remove the boxes from shelves. If you have questions or believe you may have purchased one of these boxes, Kellogg's welcomes you to call their customer service hotline at 800-962-1413.


The cause of the recall is the possibility that metal pieces could have been placed within packaging due to a "faulty manufacturing part." It's been known that Kellogg's has undergone deep budgetary cuts, leaving numerous manufacturing facilities overworked and understaffed.

This is Kellogg's second national recall in two years. The cereal recall will cost them between $20 million and $30 million.

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Comments on "Food recall: Kellogg's Mini-Wheats"

Jessica October 11, 2012 | 7:24 PM

Wow, crazy how much money it's going to cost them to recall the cereal. I understand budget cuts, but safety should always be the number one priority no matter what. Thanks for the info.

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