Kellogg Recall: 28 Million Boxes of Cereal

Kellogg Recall: 28 Million Boxes of Cereal

Kellogg cereals including Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops and Honey Smacks are being recalled after an “off-flavor and smell” was discovered coming from the linings of certain boxes.

The recalled boxes of Kellogg (Stock Quote: K) cereals were sold nationwide, according to a company press release, and consumers are being urged not to eat the children’s favorites.

The recall, which includes about 28 million boxes of cereal, follows 20 consumer complaints including five reports of nausea and vomiting, according to the Associated Press.

The potential for serious health problems due to the unexplained “waxy” smell are not likely, the company said, but the cereal could cause nausea and diarrhea, they warned.

The recall covers boxes of cereal with the letters “KN” after the “better if used by” date, and boxes with “KM” by the date are not included in the recall, Kellogg’s says.

The Apple Jacks boxes being recalled have “better if used by” dates between April 10, 2011, and June 22, 2011, and the recalled Corn Pops, Froot Loops and Honey Smacks boxes have dates between March 26, 2011, and June 22, 2011, according to Kellogg’s.

Consumers affected by the recall can receive a replacement coupon by calling the Kellogg Consumer Response Center at (888) 801-4163 and those with health concerns after eating some of the recalled cereal are urged to contact their health care provider.

For more information on the recall, visit Kelloggs.com.

Even if your favorite breakfast cereal isn't subject to a recall, it could be bad for your health. To learn more, read MainStreet's story, 10 Seriously Sugary Cereals.