Kellogg's issues cereal recall over glass risk.
The Wall Street Journal (2/21, Tadena, Subscription Publication, 2.29M) reports Kellogg's announced Wednesday that it has issued a voluntary recall for three sizes of its Special K Red Berries cereal because some of the boxes might contain fragments of glass.
According to the ABC News (2/21, Moisse) “Medical Unit” blog, the products under the recall include: “11.2 ounce packages, UPC code 3800059923, Better if Used Before Date of DEC 02 2013 followed by KNC 105 with a time stamp of 00:13-2:30; 22.4 ounce packages, UPC code 3800078356, Better if Used Before Date of NOV 30 2013 followed by KNA 105 with a time stamp of 07:00-08:51 or NOV 30 2013 followed by KNB 105 with a time stamp of 15:00-17:05”; and “37 ounce packages, UPC code 3800020940, Better if Used Before Date of NOV 30 2013 followed by KNB 107 with a time stamp of 17:31-20:05.”
The CBS News (2/21, Jaslow) on its website adds that Kellogg's said that except for the products listed in the press statement, no other sizes of Special K Red Berries are “affected by the recall, nor are packages with the letter codes KXA, KXB or KXC which are found after the 'Better if Used Before Date.'” The company also said that thus far, there “have been no reports of injuries associated” with the products under recall.
The Los Angeles Times (2/21, Hallock, 692K) notes that in the statement announcing the recall, Kellogg's said, “All of our processes will be thoroughly reviewed and appropriate actions will be taken to help prevent this situation from happening in the future.” However, the Times points out that in October 2012, Kellogg's recalled an “estimated 282,000 boxes” of its Mini-Wheats cereals “because of fragments of metal mesh from a manufacturing part.” The company didn't indicate how many boxes of its Special K Red Berries this latest recall comprises.