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article imageKellogg's recalls Special K cereal over possible glass risk

By Leigh Goessl     Feb 21, 2013 in Food
The Kellogg Company has announced it is conducting a voluntary recall of approximately 36,000 boxes of its Special K Red Berries cereal due to the possibility of glass fragments present.
Kellogg's has initiated a recall of some of its popular Special K cereals in the U.S. The voluntary recall affects about 36,000 boxes of its Red Berries variety. The reason for the recall is the "possible presence of glass fragments," the company said in its alert.
Three sizes of boxes are impacted, the 11.2 ounces, 22.4 ounces twin pack and the 37 ounce sized box.
The company emphasizes any other sized boxes are not affected by the recall. Additionally, any boxes that contain the letters "KXA, KXB, or KXC" following the "Better if Used Before Date" are also not affected.
For UPC Code information, "Better if Used By Dates" and time stamp information, Kellogg's has listed detailed information on its Web page.
Consumers who did purchase the affected products can receive a coupon good for a replacement product. The company is also asking some customers for the cereal back in order to further evaluate.
The affected products were sold in the U.S. No injuries have been reported that have been linked to this recall.
"The company took this precautionary action due to the possible presence of glass fragments from a single batch of one of the ingredients," Company spokesman Kris Charles said, reported Reuters. "This is a very small recall...We took the step out of an abundance of caution."
Kellogg's had recalled some of its Frosted Mini-Wheats variety in October 2012 for the possible presence of mesh metal pieces, as Digital Journal had reported.
Consumers will questions or concerns about the latest recall are asked to call 1-800-962-1413 Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time or contact the company through other methods of communication.
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