Metal Fragment Fears Prompt Mini-Wheats Recall
Kellogg is recalling boxes of Mini-Wheats cereal due to the "unlikely but possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part," according to the company.
"Although there have been no reports of any injuries, Kellogg initiated a voluntarily recall of certain packages of Mini-Wheats Bite Size cereal as a precautionary measure," company spokesman Kris Charles said in a statement. "At Kellogg, our number one priority is the quality and safety of our foods and we take this situation very seriously."
The recall covers roughly 282,000 cases of Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size cereal with the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the best-before date. Most of the recalled products are cereal boxes, but some are single-serving bowls.
To read a list of recalled Mini-Wheats products, click here.
Kellogg consulted with David Acheson, an internal medicine doctor and former chief medical officer at the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, who said the likelihood of metal fragments making their way into the food is low, according to a company statement.
"We are reassured that our increased supply chain investments helped us to quickly identify the root cause and our preventative maintenance program helped us mitigate the impact," the company said.
The odds of any affected food causing injury are also low, according to the company.