Kellogg's Company has announced that it is voluntarily recalling its Mini-Wheats cereal as some cereal boxes may contain pieces of metal mesh.
The fragments of metal mesh are due to a faulty manufacturing plant. The company is recalling approximately 3 million boxes of its Frosted and Unfrosted Mini-Wheats cereals.
"We have initiated a voluntary recall due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part. Recalled products include only 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," a statement by the company said.
Just two years back, in 2010, the company had recalled its Fruit Loops, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks and Honey Smacks cereals due to some faults with the packaging, Los Angeles Times reports. The new recall is expected to cost about $20 million to $30 million, Reuters Health reports. The company has said that the sales from its other products would offset the cost associated with the recall.
"Consumers with affected product or who have questions should contact the Kellogg Consumer Response Center using the Contact Us feature or call 800-962-1413 from 8 am to 6 pm Eastern Time, Monday - Friday," says Kellogg's on its website.