Kellogg's Mini-Wheats Recalled

Frosted and unfrosted Mini Wheats boxes may contain metal fragments

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD

(RxWiki News) If you or your family enjoy a bit of Frosted Mini-Wheats in the morning, it's time to take a look at the box. It may contain small metal fragments.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a voluntary recall by Kellogg's for select boxes of the cereal.

"Check your Kellogg's Mini-Wheats boxes."

Some boxes of the Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size may contain fragments of metal mesh, the FDA announced.

The fragments came from a broken manufacturing part. The only Kellogg's products affected are Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size with the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the "Best If Used Before" date.

If you have one of these boxes or any concerns about your products, you should contact Kellogg's directly on their website or by calling 1-800-962-1413. The line is open from 8 am to 6 pm EST, Monday through Friday.

The following UPC numbers identify the products which may be affected:

Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original cereal

  • 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

The announcement was published by the FDA on October 8.

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Review Date: 
October 11, 2012
Last Updated:
October 11, 2012