Millions of Mini-Wheats Cereals Recalled: Here's All the Info You Need

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mini wheatsMillions 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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  • UPC 3800031829 - 18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB - SEP 21 2013 KB
  • UPC 3800073444 - 18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB - SEP 21 2013 KB
  • UPC 3800031834 - 24-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB - SEP 21 2013 KB
  • UPC 3800046954 - 30-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB - SEP 21 2013 KB
  • UPC 3800031921 - 70-ounce club store carton with Better if Used Before Dates APR 01 2013 KB - JUL 29 2013 KB
  • UPC 3800004961 - single-serve bowl with Better if Used Before Dates between 04013 KB - 09213 KB
  • UPC 3800021993 - single-serve carton with Better if Used Before Dates between AP 04013 - AP 09213 or FK 04013 - FK 09213 Kellogg's Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size cereal
  • UPC 3800021983 - single serve carton with Better if Used Before Dates between FK 04013 - FK 09213
  • UPC 3800035982 -18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB - SEP 21 2013 KB

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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jessi... jessicasmom1

Thank you , we thankful don't have any listed but glad to know your all here to help out in this case

Jennifer Fort

thanks for the info. its the only cereal my one year old will eat. so I will definitely be checking the boxes.

super... supercarp

It would be informative to know what kind of metal the mesh was made of. Most metal mesh will probably pass through just fine. Some kinds of metal might be poisonous, but this is a small amount, so there's probably no danger. Even if it were iron, there probably wouldn't be enough to be toxic. But I'm just guessing.

pammo... pammomof9

Tried to buy some at Walmart on Tuesday (I think) and when I went to check out the register wouldn't allow the sale, the girl said there was a recall and she couldn't sell it to me. This is the first I have heard of WHY it was recalled.

Regina M. Rendon

so what about the generic brand??????????

Janice Morrissette

I jsut checked mine I have cinnamon roll miini wheats. But my best before date is May so im good.

teal.... teal.blaze

May falls between April and September....

Shay London

thanks for the heads up... my daugher eats these and we do have a box... i just checked the UPC and it matches :( definately gonna keep an eye on her!!!

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