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Kellogg recalls lots of certain breakfast cereals

BY Allison Cerra

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. Kellogg has implemented a voluntary recall of certain breakfast cereals due to an uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell coming from the liner in the package.

Only products with the letters “KN” following the better-if-used-before date are included in the recall. Products with a “KM” designation are not included in the recall. In addition, no products in Canada are affected.

  • Kellogg’s Apple Jacks – UPC 3800039136 1: 17-oz. package with better-if-used-before dates between Apr. 10, 2011, and June 22, 2011 – UPC 3800039132 3: 8.7-oz. packages with better-if-used-before dates between June 3, 2011, and June 22, 2011
  • Kellogg’s Corn Pops – UPC 3800039109 5: 12.5-oz. packages with better-if-used-before dates between March 26, 2011, and June 22, 2011 – UPC 3800039111 8: 17.2-oz. packages with better-if-used-before dates between March 26, 2011, and June 22, 2011 – UPC 3800039116 3: 9.2-oz. packages with better-if-used-before dates between Apr. 5, 2011, and June 22, 2011
  • Kellogg’s Froot Loops – UPC 3800039118 7: 12.2-oz. packages with better-if-used-before dates between March 26, 2011, and June 22, 2011 – UPC 3800039120 0: 17-oz. packages with better-if-used-before dates between March 26, 2011, and June 22, 2011 – UPC 3800039125 5: 8.7-oz. packages with better-if-used-before dates between March 26, 2011, and June 22, 2011
  • Kellogg’s Honey Smacks – UPC 3800039103 3: 15.3-oz. packages with better-if-used-before dates between March 26, 2011, and June 22, 2011

While the potential for serious health problems is low, some consumers are sensitive to the uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell and should not eat the recalled products because of possible temporary symptoms, including nausea and diarrhea. No other Kellogg’s products are part of this recall. The recalled products were distributed nationwide.

“We apologize to our consumers and our customers, and are working diligently to ensure that the affected products are rapidly removed from the marketplace,” said David Mackay, president and CEO at Kellogg.

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Kashi TLC expands line

BY Allison Cerra

LA JOLLA, Calif. Kashi TLC has added a new fruit and grain bar to its line.

Made with Kashi’s signature blend of rolled seven whole grains chewy granola, the new Kashi TLC cranberry walnut fruit and grain bars combine real, soft fruit and hearty nuts layered on top of granola to provide a nutritious treat with a delicious sweet and tangy flavor combination.

With 4g of fiber, 4g of protein and 3g of fat per serving, these nourishing bars are convenient to enjoy at home, work or on-the-go. Additionally, free of highly refined sweeteners and artificial ingredients, they naturally satisfy any sweet tooth.

The bars now are available at grocers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.99 per box.

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P&G’s Pampers brand celebrates dad

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK Pampers teamed up with Super Bowl quarterback Drew Brees for a Father’s Day celebration this past weekend at Yankee Stadium.

As part of its Pampers with Dry Max weekend-long celebration of dads everywhere, the diaper brand also hosted a “Daddy Play Date” in New York on June 17, where celebrity dads and local dads alike were honored for their active roles with Diaper Duty and cheering on their “VIBs,” or very important babies.

The events were in line with the launch of Pampers Cruisers with Dry Max, designed for babies on the move that need the driest diapers ever.

“More dads are taking an active role in parenting, which includes diaper duty, among other meaningful bonding activities. Pampers with Dry Max is high-performance gear, and I am always looking for that high performance, whether it’s on the field or off, especially now that we have two children in diapers come fall,” Brees said.

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