Millions of boxes of Kellogg's Mini-Wheats cereal are being recalled because they may be contaminated the pieces of metal mesh. It's a relief to know that no related injuries have been reported yet. Phew! But no one wants to swallow metal mesh, so if you're a Mini-Wheat fan, you'll want to check your box -- see all the details below the jump.
I know, I know -- you probably could have used this information before breakfast today. But better late than never. Again, no injuries have been reported, but if you or your kids have been eating this cereal, you may just want to be extra aware of any upset tummies.
The recall is in effect for Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite-Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size. Check your boxes for the following UPC does and dates.
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So what do you do? Call Kellogg's at 800-962-1413 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. E.T. Monday through Friday to arrange for a replacement of your purchase. It looks like call volume is high right now, so be prepared to wait on line and make several attempts. You can also email Kellogg's through their website. They'll keep updates posted on that page, too.
Kellogg's says the metal mesh mishap was due to a "faulty manufacturing part." The company had another recall a couple years ago when some cereal was improperly packaged. Are they running to fast on too little? Wall Street Journal reports that Kellogg's has "suffered deep cost cuts, leaving several manufacturing facilities overworked and too few people overseeing operations."
Do you ever eat Mini-Wheats?
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I create a special savings account
I put a little away at a time
I cut corners until I can afford it
Save? Who has money to save?
I plan to put it on my credit card and love the benefits of the reward program