June 25th, 2010
12:51 PM ET

Kellogg's recalls Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Froot Loops, Apple Jacks

Kellogg's announced a voluntary recall Friday of certain breakfast cereals including Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Froot Loops and Apple Jacks, due to an "uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell coming from the liner in the package."

According to a company press release, the potential for serious health problems is low, but some consumers sensitive to the flavor and smell could experience possible temporary symptoms, including nausea and diarrhea.

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  1. Mik

    "some consumers sensitive to the flavor and smell could experience possible temporary symptoms, including nausea and diarrhea"... oh no, not SERIOUS health problems, just puking and pooping... lovely sheeeeeesh!

    DON'T EAT IT!!! What a bunch of morons Kellogs is... (as I'm throwing out every and all Kellogs products).

    June 25, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nikki

    So, is it all that are out there? or is there a certain lot number? how do we know which ones are bad? And are they going to refund our money? How about some details on what to do like the other recalls usually have?

    June 25, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris

      Just eat the onces that dont STINK or taste funny. dont worry about the lot numbers.

      June 25, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. rollins

    is there a certain box number we should look for?

    June 25, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tina

    #

    We are recalling the following cereal products packaged in white foil bags due to an off-flavor and smell coming from the bag.

    Only products with the letters "KN" following the Better If Used Before Date are included in the recall.

    Kellogg's® Apple Jacks®
    UPC 3800039136
    17 ounce package with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 10 2011 and JUN 22 2011

    UPC 3800039132 3
    8.7 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between JUN 03 2011 and JUN 22 2011

    Kellogg's® Corn Pops®
    UPC 3800039109
    12.5 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011

    UPC 3800039111
    17.2 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011

    UPC 3800039116
    9.2 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 05 2011 and JUN 22 2011

    Kellogg's® Froot Loops®
    UPC 3800039118
    12.2 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011

    UPC 3800039120
    17 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011

    UPC 3800039125
    8.7 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011

    Kellogg's®Honey Smacks®
    UPC 3800039103
    15.3 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011

    Again, only products with the letters "KN" following the Better If Used Before Date are included in the recall.

    June 25, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tina

      If you have questions or you would like a replacement coupon, you may contact the Kellogg Consumer Response Center at 888-801-4163.

      You should not eat the recalled products because they do not meet our quality standards.

      June 25, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kory

      Froot Loops are being sold in Hong Kong. Both my daughter and I have been sick for days. We have now stopped eating this cereal for our breakfast. Store name of purchase City Super.

      June 26, 2010 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. Netmonger

    @everyone: Calig is right on.. Those types of cereals are absolute garbage. And even though I have let my daughter have them once in awhile, I think Im less of a parent for doing so. This isnt about being judgemental.. Its about *facts*. Theres too much sugar in these cereals and the worst part IMO: the food coloring. They make my kid act like a jerk, and she seems totally addicted to products with the same types of coloring. Dont criticize Calig for calling you out on bad behavior. Grow up. Learn. If you are feeding your kids this crap, you're not being a decent parent – period.

    June 25, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maybe

      Go hide under a rock with Calig. You two are SO judgemental. It's all about moderation. How dare you say I'm not a decent parent for feeding my child Fruit Loops once in awhile. You must eat them all the time b/c you're acting like a jerk.

      June 25, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bubba

      Wow, a sock puppet for Calig?

      June 25, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • CC

      Eating those cereals makes your kid act like a "jerk"...really?!

      June 25, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nacco

      If you feel like less of a person for feeding your kids the occasional bowl of sweet cereal then you have some self-esteem issues. Unless your kids are eating this stuff every day and never going outside to run around, you don't have much to worry about. Some people need to get some serious perspective.

      June 25, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Uhhg

      small amounts of poison in moderation must be ok, right? If the FDA says that certain chemicals (e.g., food colorings) are permissible below a certain level, it must be alright, right? This type of food is seriously junk (i.e., has no substantive nutritional value) and is arguably a poison, even in moderation. Exposure to a substance over a lifetime (e.g., asbestos), even in small concentrations, has the potential to result in serious medical implications. Everybody reading and writing these posts, stop for a moment and think, out of all the pope you know, how many have been afflicted with some form of cancer for no apparent reason. Weird cancers like throat, stomach, gastro-intestinal. We should really all start questioning what we're shoving in our mouths. And parents should SERIOUSLY be questioning what they are allowing their children to shove in their mouths. Wake up! and quit getting all offended when people suggest that you do so.

      June 25, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ashley

      So what does your kid eat for breakfast?

      June 25, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bubba

      Some food color does make kids act as if they've had a bucket of sugar. Sugar does, too. Still not a reason to rant at people and call them bad parents.

      June 25, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jayson

    There's not a whole lot of difference nutritionally between these breakfast cereals and a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich – Americans are so obese because most of the people in this country know absolutely nothing about nutrition.

    June 25, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 2donbb

    Here is a link with more information
    http://www.nowpublic.com/health/kelloggs-cereal-recall-2010-corn-pops-froot-loops-and-others-2633620.html

    June 25, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tina

      Uh yeah I just posted what that said.

      June 25, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Steve

    Erm, diarrhea is NOT caused by taste or odor or any combination thereof.
    It usually is caused by substances or organisms that are considered harmful by the body.
    As for Kelloggs, thanks for the recall! It beats denial ANY day in my book!

    June 25, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. AJG

    I've had apple jacks the last 3 mornings for breakfast – including today! What do I do if I notice a problem?

    June 25, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tina

      # Are the products involved in the recall safe for consumption?
      # Consumers should not eat the recalled products because they do not meet our quality standards. A few consumers have experienced temporary symptoms, including nausea and diarrhea. Consumers with concerns should consult their health care provider.

      June 25, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alissa

      You better get to a doctor immediately. Even if you don't have symptoms. They say the symptoms can be dormant for months. It's very serious. Go now!

      July 1, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. tonytiger

    Americans never cease to amaze me. We get what we deserve. Most of what you buy that is cheap is bad for your kids. It's hard to find a good deal on good cereal, that's true, but nutrition is paramount.

    No, your kids shouldn't sit in front of a TV playing video games or watching movies. You should be reading to them. No, you shouldn't feed them chicken nuggets, either. And while we're at it, you shouldn't be having kids at all unless you can be financially responsible for them. And when you can, you shouldn't have more than 2, so we don't destroy our precious planet. Sadly, by the time most of the world figures this stuff out, it'll be too late.

    I agree. Everything in moderation, but that's our problem. Americans don't know what moderation is. Wake up, people. Quit being selfish, and lazy, and do something to make our future a little better, not just your own. Put the video games down. Get some freaking exercise. And forego those 20" rims in favor of better food for your kids.

    June 25, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kitty

      Are you trolling?

      I am perfectly healthy and ate sugary cereals every morning for breakfast from ages 5-12. I play video games and watch movies all the time. Yet I no health problems to speak of. If you learn how to balance your meals out and get exercise in when you need it, those sugary & high fat foods are really no big deal at all.

      The saddest part of all is you are probably some ignorant adult set in your ways and I am just a teenager. Maybe I am more open minded because I am so young, but I plan on keeping this mindset for as long as I can. I don't want to end up so linear minded like you seem to be.

      June 30, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • 20" Rim salesman

      What about people that sell 20" rims to feed their children? You're taking away my business!

      July 14, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. slitenod

    No one should be eating these anyway. Kids that are eating these will grow up obese and lose all their teeth. Why would any parent be so irresponsible anyway and give these to them. In my house its frosted flakes or honey nut cheerios, the healthy stuff.

    June 25, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nacco

      I hope you're being sarcastic. Frosted Flakes has the same sugar content as all of the aforementioned cereals.

      June 25, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • slitenod

      Yeah I was 🙂

      June 25, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. They are great?

    2 points: Have you looked at the side of a Kelloggs cereal box? It says product of Mexico! (Is nothing made in the U.S. anymore?) at least the Raisin Bran Crunch in our house. Also Cereal companies sometimes “spray the plastic bag the Cereal comes in with BHT so they can say no preservatives are added to this Cereal. I wonder if the smell and taste are coming from too much BHT being used?

    June 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. We do care..

    Really it is about moderation of YOUR childs diet. I have news for ya, I'm paying for your fat kids Health Care cost if your kid's been hosing down 3 bags of this crap a week along with the tweekies and ho hos and gum, double stacked baconators, and god knows what else your kids can shove down their throats. Moderation, brush the teeth, and exercise WILL go a long way.

    June 25, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Britt

    Froot Loops?! FRUIT 🙂

    June 25, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ALLEN

    PROBABLY DUE TO CHINESE PAPER OR WAX

    June 25, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
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