Kellogg’s recalls cereal due to metal fragments
October 11, 2012
By: Jennifer Cruz
Today Kellogg announced a voluntary recall of 282,000 cases of Mini Wheats cereal sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. According to ABC News, the company states there is an “unlikely but possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a complete list of products that have been recalled.
Consumers have trusted Kellogg’s to provide quality breakfast cereals since its introduction of Corn Flakes in 1906. Kellogg’s is also the second leading savory snack company in the world. But with what seems like a food recall every other day, consumers’ frustrations are mounting and their trust in large companies, such as Kellogg’s, is dwindling.
One way to ensure consumption of safe food, next to growing it yourself, which is just not practical for most of us, is to choose foods with as little processing as possible. The more a food is processed, the more chances there are for that food to become contaminated, whether by bacteria or some other foreign substance like metal chips. Of course, sometimes this may mean trading convenience for safety.
To increase food safety without sacrificing complete convenience, consider alternatives such as homemade granola, which is much easier to make than most people think. As an added bonus it’s healthier and more economical than commercially boxed breakfast cereal.