Kellogg's Mini-Wheats Recall: Watch Magnet Pick Up Metal Fragments Found in Cereal (Video)
Kellogg's has issued a massive recall of multiple lots of their popular Mini-Wheats cereals due to the possibility of metal shards in the product due to a malfunctioning machine at the plant.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the cereal giant issued the following statement:
"According to Dr. David Acheson, an internal medicine physician and
former Chief Medical Officer at the FDA Center for Food Safety and
Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) 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."
The WSJ also found a pretty amusing YouTube video, in which Midland13 picks up some Mini-Wheats with a rare earth magnet. Guess it's all that nutritious iron under the frosting:
Here, by the way, are the UPC codes from the recalled cereal, as listed on the FDA's recall 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
If you have one of these boxes of cereal, Kellogg's is asking you to contact them using the Contact Us feature on Kelloggs.com or call 800-962-1413 from 8 am to 6 pm Eastern Time, Monday - Friday.
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