Millions of Boxes of Kellogg Mini-Wheats Recalled/Metal Pieces

If you are one of the millions of Americans who love their breakfast cereal, pay close attention.  Kellogg’s has recalled millions of boxes of Mini-Wheat cereal as it may possibly be contaminated with flexible metal mesh fragments.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the recalled boxes of Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size cereals were sold to stores nationwide. A “faulty manufacturing part” is to blame.

The Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size products with the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the Best If Used Before date are part of the recall. The products vary in size from single-serve bowls to large 70-ounce boxes. Use by dates range from April 1, 2013 to September 21, 2013.

A complete list of products and affected UPC codes can be found on the FDA web site. Although the recall information was put out on a Monday on the official Frosted Mini-Wheats Facebook page and Kellogg’s website, many consumers only became aware of the potential problem on the following Thursday. Some people were very upset and posted their complaints online.  One YouTube user, mdillard13, recorded himself, running a magnet through a plate of the recalled cereal. It was said that the magnet picked up a considerable amount of the product.

So far, no one has reported any injury from the metal fragments. Any customers who purchased the product and have concerns or questions should contact the company through the Contact Us feature on or call 1-800-962-1413 from 8 am to 6 pm EST, Monday through Friday.

Contact one of our Gacovino Lake attorneys at 1-800-246-HURT (4878).

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