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Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats Recalled for Metal Fragments—Crunch!

The FDA has issued a voluntary recall on Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size due to the possible presence of metal fragments from a piece of equipment.

To determine whether you have purchased any of the recalled Mini-Wheets, look for these letters before or after the “Best If Used Before” date: KB, AP or FK.

Be aware, this recall is for Mini-Wheats only. Other Kellogg’s cereals with one of the three letter combinations are not part of the recall.

Below is a complete list of the recalled cereal:

Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original cereal

  • UPC 3800031829 – 18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
  • UPC 3800073444 – 18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
  • UPC 3800031834 – 24-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
  • UPC 3800046954 – 30-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
  • UPC 3800031921 – 70-ounce club store carton with Better if Used Before Dates APR 01 2013 KB – JUL 29 2013 KB
  • UPC 3800004961 – single-serve bowl with Better if Used Before Dates between 04013 KB – 09213 KB
  • UPC 3800021993 – single-serve carton with Better if Used Before Dates between AP 04013 – AP 09213 or FK 04013 – FK 09213

Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size cereal

  • UPC 3800021983 – single serve carton with Better if Used Before Dates between FK 04013 – FK 09213
  • UPC 3800035982 -18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB

If you purchased any of the recalled cereal, here’s what you do:  Contact Kelloggs.com or call 800-962-1413 from 8 am to 6 pm Eastern Time, Monday – Friday. You’ll give your UPC numbers to the customer service rep and they will mail you free product coupons, so you can purchase more cereal, sans the teensy metal bits. . .

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11 thoughts on “Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats Recalled for Metal Fragments—Crunch!”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Metal fragments? I thought I was just getting extra fiber with my breakfast. Guess it’s better than lead or chemicals in your cereal……

  2. Anonymous says:

    I thought they were just trying to give us some extra iron.

  3. Dan Walker says:

    No wonder I have had a magnetic personality lately. It’s got to be the cereal! Should be checked with a metal detector.

  4. Vanessa says:

    thats a bummer, cause the ones i got, we have ate already

  5. good to know because this is the cereal that I buy for my son with my W.I.C. coupons every month. I will have to go look at my stock pile on the top of the fridge, LOL!

  6. Sara says:

    They are not even taking any phone calls right now….I have been trying to call for a few hours now and keep getting the message….”due to high call volumes we are unable to take your call at this time, please try again later”

  7. Anonymous says:

    I think I might have 2 boxes of the recalled Frosted Mini Wheats but I don’t know for sure. The letter combo after the expiration date was KBB on one and KBA on one. And it is just my luck that I cut off the UPC codes yesterday and mailed them in for the free Monsters Inc bags! So now I can’t call in the UPC codes to find out for sure and get a voucher for new cereal.

    • Melissa A says:

      I would call them anyway and tell them your KB#s, especially if you have the mentioned Better if Used Before Dates. They may be able to tell from there. Better safe then sorry.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sounds like good advice from Melissa A! Hope you get it all worked out!

    • Anonymous says:

      Their web site also tells you which ones are okay. The 3 letter codes appear to be fine. I had 3 letter codes and all were listed as okay.

  8. krizza says:

    Thanks KCL for this!