August 6, 2010

FDA Says Kellogg’s Cereal Problem Now Resolved

The Food and Drug Administration reported recently that the Kellogg Co cereal problem, which lead to a recall in June, has been resolved.

Foul smells coming from some breakfast cereals led Kellogg to voluntarily pull millions of packages from store shelves around the U.S.

The company said at the time that while the chance of serious illness from the smell was low, the products could cause nausea and diarrhea among sensitive consumers.

The FDA said in a notice posted on the agency's website on Thursday that it received no additional complaints about off-taste and odor in Kellogg cereals.

The most recent announcement by the FDA came just days after U.S. lawmakers tried to find more information about the chemical believed to be behind this summer's recall of 28 million boxes of Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Fruit Loops and Apple Jacks cereals.

Representatives Henry Waxman and Bart Stupak asked Kellogg to hand over all documents relating to any assessments of the health risks posed by 2-methylnaphthalene conducted or requested by the cereal maker.


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