Kellogg’s Cereal Recall: Mini Wheats Cereal Recalled For Metal Fragments

By on Oct 12, 2012 in Announcement, Business, Food, Lifestyle Comments

Kellogg’s cereal recall was voluntarily ordered by the company on Monday, October  8, 2012. The Kellogg’s cereal recall reportedly involves some of their Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size cereal products.


Kelloggs Frosted Mini Wheats Bite Size cereal
Kellogs Frosted Cereal recalled
Image Credit: Kelloggs.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA)reported on Thursday, October 11, that Kellogg’s cereal recall is “due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part.”

Below is a statement by the Kellogg’s company, explaining the cereal recall.

We understand and apologize for your concern. According to David Acheson, an internal medicine physician and former Chief Medical Officer at the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition with whom we consulted, the likelihood of these fragments making their way into the food is low; furthermore, the chances that any affected food will cause injury is low.

Reports say that Kellogg’s cereal recall will cost the company about $20 million and $30 million in the third quarter.

The complete list of Kellogg’s cereal products affected by the recall can be found below, as provided at the US FDA website.

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

The US FDA notes that consumers can get additional information by through the Contact Us feature on Kelloggs.com or by calling 800-962-1413 from 8 am to 6 pm Eastern Time, Monday – Friday.



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