Glass fragments in Kellogg's Special K spark a recall
Consumers like crunchy cereal, but not when the extra texture is from harmful shards. The recall involves 36,000 boxes sold nationwide.
The finding of glass fragments has prompted Kellogg (K) to recall some Special K Red Berries cereal, a version of the classic cereal that includes "deliciously sweet strawberries." It's geared toward health-conscious consumers, who presumably wouldn't view cut lips as a health benefit.
The recall involves 36,000 boxes and three sizes of the product, which had been distributed across the U.S. to some grocery stores, Reuters reports. No injuries have been reported, the company said.
Kellogg didn't say how the glass was found or what caused the problem, but it's the second grocery-store product to encounter a recall due to glass this month alone.
Nestlé (NSRGY) recalled some of its Lean Cuisine ravioli dishes earlier this month after three consumers reported finding glass shards in the product. None of them were injured. Nevertheless, finding glass fragments in your food is one sure-fire way to lose your appetite.
Kellogg says the sizes covered by the recall are an 11.2-ounce package, a 22.4-ounce twin pack and a 37-ounce package. But consumers also need to check their packages' specific use-by dates and UPC codes because not all packages are affected.
Consumers who bought the recalled cereal can contact Kellogg for a replacement coupon, and the company said it might "retrieve the food for further evaluation."
It's the latest in a series of cereal recalls for Kellogg products. In October, the company recalled 2.8 million boxes of Mini-Wheats cereal after finding the possible presence of metal fragments from a faulty manufacturing part. And in 2010, Kellogg recalled 28 million boxes of popular cereals such as Froot Loops after finding an unusual smell and flavor.
In the most recent recall, Kellogg offered buyers of the affected Special K Red Berries cereal some advice, just in case they're thinking of tempting fate: "[D]o not eat the food."
Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.
[BRIEFING.COM] The stock market ended the midweek session on a mixed note. Blue chip listings bolstered the Dow Jones Industrial Average (+0.4%) and S&P 500 (+0.3%), while the Russell 2000 (-0.4%) and Nasdaq Composite (-0.02%) underperformed.
Equity indices began the day in the red, but wasted no time regaining their flat lines. Small-cap stocks were not as fortunate as the Russell 2000 spent the day in the red.
Upon returning into positive territory, the key indices were ... More
More Market News
Do it once a year. This allows the best-performing asset classes to take off and run.
MUST-SEE ON MSN
- Video: Easy DIY smoked meats at home
A charcuterie master shares his process for cold-smoking meat at home.
- Jetpacks about to go mainstream
- Weird things covered by home insurance
- Bing: 70 percent of adults report 'digital eye strain'