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Kellogg's Issues Recall on Special K Red Berries Cereal Due to Presence of Glass Fragments in Boxes

Feb 21, 2013

Kellogg’s has issued a recall on some of its Special K Red Berries cereal after reports of glass found in the boxes was reported.

According to Los Angeles Times, this is the second recall in the last four months prompted by foreign material being found in boxes of its cereal. The company issued a similar action in October of last year after pieces of metal were found in its Mini-Wheats cereals.

This latest recall includes an undetermined number of boxes of Special K Red Berries cereal. Kellogg’s provides the following product identification information to help consumers and merchants identify the recalled products. Included in the recall are:

  • 11.2-ounce packages, UPC code 3800059923, Better if Used Before Date of DEC 02 2013 followed by KNC 105 with a time stamp of 00:13-2:30
  • 22.4-ounce packages, UPC code 3800078356, Better if Used Before Date of NOV 30 2013 followed by KNA 105 with a time stamp of 07:00-08:51 or NOV 30 2013 followed by KNB 105 with a time stamp of 15:00-17:05
  • 37-ounce packages, UPC code 3800020940, Better if Used Before Date of NOV 30 2013 followed by KNB 107 with a time stamp of 17:31-20:05.

In the company’s recall statement, it says, “Please check any packages you have in your home and if your package matches the following criteria, please do not eat the product and contact us for a replacement coupon. We may also make arrangements to retrieve the product for further evaluation.”

Kellogg’s says it is working to eliminate the possibility of foreign material like glass or metal from making its way into products as it has in these two cereal recalls. The company has not reported any incidents or injuries related to the discovery of glass fragments in its Special K Red Berries cereals.

The Special K Red Berries cereals included in this action were distributed to the consumer level nationwide, according to the company’s recall statement posted at the Web site No products sold in Canada and Special K Red Berries packages other than 11.2, 22.4, and 37 ounces are included in this action.

L.A. Times adds that the company’s recall action last year on its Mini-Wheats cereals cost Kellogg’s between $20 million and $30 million.

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