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Kellogg Recalls Cereal Over Metal Fragments

Bite-size Mini-Wheats might be too crunchy

(Newser) - Kellogg may not have a ton of recalls, but it definitely has interesting ones. The latest involves frosted and unfrosted Mini-Wheats because of "the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part,” the company explains . It follows a bigger recall of several cereals... More »

Kellogg to Mayan Group: Drop 'Toucan Sam-Like' Logo

Nonprofit: Our toucan looks nothing like your cartoon

(Newser) - The toucan is native to Mesoamerica, which is why the Maya Archaeology Initiative , a group that defends Mayan culture, chose to use the bird as its logo. Of course, the toucan is also native to boxes of Kellogg Co.’s Froot Loops cereal—and now the company wants the... More »

Guy Finds Tampon in Cereal

Now he's suing, not surprisingly

(Newser) - There was more than just chocolate chips in one Georgia man’s box of Chocolate Chip Crunch cereal, and now he’s suing. Thomas Roddenberry claims he bought the box back in 2008, poured his first serving, took a bite, and then found…a used tampon in the bowl. He... More »

Bad Smell Causes Huge Cereal Recall

Packages of 4 major breakfast foods sicken consumers

(Newser) - Kellogg is voluntarily recalling about 28 million boxes of Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, and Honey Smacks cereals because a "waxy" smell and flavor coming from the package liners could make people sick, the company said today. A rep said about 20 people have complained, including five who... More »

Worst Cereals Are Most Heavily Marketed to Kids

Industry's promise to self-regulate an 'abject failure'

(Newser) - Cereals marketed to kids are drastically less nutritious than those pitched to adults, despite industry promises to clean up its act, finds a new study from Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. The study confirms what a quick glance at the cereal aisle would tell you: Cereals... More »

How Cereal Shaped America

Charting the evolution and influence of the grain-based breakfast

(Newser) - We might be eating hockey pucks for breakfast if a 19th-century kitchen accident hadn’t turned John Kellogg’s “barely edible” biscuits into today’s far-tastier flakes, Ian Lender writes in Mental Floss. “The cereal flake is the perfect consumer product,” he says, looking at how cereal... More »

Record Food Price Hikes Loom

Biggest increases for 20 years forecast

(Newser) - Americans should get ready for pain at the supermarket checkout, reports Reuters—and squash any hopes of food prices getting better next year. A revised USDA forecast predicts a 5% to 6% leap in food prices this year—the biggest increase in 20 years—and USDA officials fear 2009 could... More »

Kellogg Will Ease Off Ads Aimed at Kids

Cereal giant plans voluntary nutrition, marketing changes

(Newser) - Averting a threatened lawsuit, Kellogg will reformulate its cereals and snack foods to make them more nutritious—or keep them as is and stop targeting advertising at children under 12. The plan affects about half of the company's offerings, meaning that fans of Pop-Tarts and Rice Krispies may be getting... More »

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