Kellogg Recalls Froot Loops, Apple Jacks for ‘Off-Flavor and Smell’

June 26, 2010

(ChattahBox)—Twenty-eight million boxes of Kellogg’s sweetened breakfast cereals marketed to children are being voluntarily recalled, after reports of a bad taste and foul odor, which caused five people to became ill with nausea and diarrhea. How about a little diarrhea with your bowl of day glo colored Froot Loops?

The voluntary recall was announced by the Food and Drug Administration and the Kellogg Company on Friday, covering select packages of Kellogg’s, Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Froot Loops and Apple Jacks:

“Working in consultation with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) is implementing a voluntary recall of certain breakfast cereals due to an uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell coming from the liner in the package.”

“Only products with the letters “KN” following the Better If Used Before Date are included in the recall. Products with a “KM” designation are NOT included in the recall. In addition, no products in Canada are affected.”

The company said the threat of serious illness from the “uncharacteristic off-flavor” is low.

David Mackay, president and chief executive officer of Kellogg Company, said “We apologize to our consumers and our customers and are working diligently to ensure that the affected products are rapidly removed from the marketplace.”

Thank God Cap’n Crunch isn’t being recalled.


One Response to “Kellogg Recalls Froot Loops, Apple Jacks for ‘Off-Flavor and Smell’”

  1. Pansy Blackwell on June 26th, 2010 1:31 pm

    I am a big purchaser of Kelloggs cereal and am very disappointed. I now have 5 boxes of your cereal that i have to take back. Unfortunatley I am one of your customers to have the side effects. I have been trying to figure out what had given me diarreha and a naughing stomach since I eat this product on Monday. It does not have its regular taste and has a chemical after taste. I noticed it but thought it was possibly the taste of medication I had taken just prior. All my boxes are included in your rebate. I will be very aware from now on of the taste of my cereal. I did not seek treattment and my stomach is just now getting some better, it has been a week. I just amazed that companies do not have people tasting this product before processing so much. Your customers should not be the guinie pigs. You will lose us for a while I am now afraid to buy it. Use to be satisfied! All I puchased was Kelloggs…. PLease do not let this become a habit of neglect from tasting the goods before processed out.

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