Friday, June 25, 2010

Kellogg Recall: Waxy Like "Off-Taste & Smell"

Kellogg recalled four cereal brands due to packaging problems. Their press release cites "an uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell coming from the liner in the package." It states the company is working in consultation with the Food & Drug Administration.

Here's what they said:

The products involved in the recall were shipped throughout the U.S.

We have identified a substance in the package liners that can produce an uncharacteristic waxy-like off taste and smell.

Consumers should not eat the recalled products.

What they didn't say:

1. Where the package liners were manufactured.
2. What the identified substance is.

Did the FDA fill in the gaps? No, but Bloomberg tried. It's now a process of elimination.

Update: CBS News reported the problem came from "an excess of chemicals in the liners (package)." That clears up very little...

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