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Popular Cereal Recalled Because of Metal Mesh Fragments

Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size were part of the recall.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has initiated a voluntary recall of Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size because of possible metal mesh fragments from a faulty manufacturing part, according to the FDA.

Recalled products include the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the Best If Used Before date.

Products impacted are:

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

People with the recalled product or who have questions should choose Contact Us on Kelloggs.com or call 800-962-1413 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.

Susan Manning October 11, 2012 at 06:19 PM
I bought mine at BJ's and it had the same UPC code, but thankfully different expiration dates! Good luck, ThePhDScientist!
Carolyn Denise Beaty October 16, 2012 at 02:41 AM
My grandson ate the boxes that were contaminated with this presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh that was recalled, he loves Frosted mini wheats cereal, Sam's club called and left the message about it last week and said that we purchased the faulty cereal, my grandson is 7 years old, has been very ill since September and was hospitalized for severe gastrointestinal pain, nausea and vomiting, he still isn't better, since the recall of the cereal in October of last week, we became aware that this could be what was wrong with him, he is being seen as of now by his Doctor and to do further testing to see if this could be what is making him very ill, he lost over 6 pounds in a two week period and is still having severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting..I suggest that if anyone has ingested this product cereal that was recalled, seek medical care as soon as possible, time is of essence to prevent damage to your gastrointestinal tract and Liver..I am a 25 year veteran RN and have seen what this kind of problems that any type of metal/foreign body can do if not treated, infection, perforation of colon and liver, fever, abcesses too.....
Mary MacDonald October 16, 2012 at 02:52 AM
I'm sorry Carolyn, this sounds terrible. I hope your grandson heals...
COrina Mabery October 16, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Carolyn. My 6 year old daughter ate the same cereal. We got a letter from Sam's today in the mail. Our daughter has been sick since Labor day. She was hospitalized for almost two weeks. She has had every test under the sun, and finally after an Ultrasound, PET scan, and MRI, she was diagnosed with an Abscess near her colon. She was released fromt he hospital with a PICC line in her arm and has been on ANtibiodics since. IS this possible this has caused this?? I already put in a call to the specialist. She is supposed to have a Colonoscopy done within two weeks. OMG! Is your grandson still ill?
jamie josvai December 17, 2012 at 07:58 PM
I also had severe intestinal pains and diarrhea after consuming this cereal. I was hospitalized after a month of not feeling well with diverticulitis. I had a major jnfection and was on Iv antibiotics and liquid diet for days. I now need a colonoscopy. The doctors say it is weird for me to have this because Im young and the part of my colon that was affected is not what they typically see. I cant help but to think this has something to do with it. I have eaten this cereal daily for a long time. Kelloggs denies knowing anyone was sick after eating this. I find that hard to believe. Has anyone who got sick or their children got sick contacted kellogg?

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