Kellogg's cereal recall: Notice an off-flavor? Here's what to do.

Kellogg's cereal recall includes 28 million boxes of breakfast cereal because of a waxy flavor and smell.

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    Kellogg recall: boxes of Kellogg's Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, and Honey Smacks sit on the shelf of a Mt. Lebanon, Pa., grocery store Friday, June 25. Kellogg Co. is voluntarily recalling about 28 million boxes of Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, and Honey Smacks cereals because of a "waxy" smell and flavor coming from the package liners, the company said.
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A massive Kellogg's cereal recall announced Friday includes 1.7 million cases of breakfast cereal containing some 28 million individual boxes sold at retailers nationwide.

The recalled food products contained an “uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell coming from the liner” of the plastic packaging, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a statement. The FDA acknowledged that the risk for serious health problems is low, consumers are encouraged to discard the products as they could cause upset stomach.

Kellogg’s brand Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Froot Loops, and Apple Jacks cereals are included in the voluntary recall.

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To determine if you purchased a package included in the cereal recall, locate the ‘better if used before date’ and the UPC code on the outside of the cereal box. Only packages with the letters ‘KN’ following the date are included in the recall.

Apple Jacks boxes affected include:

  • UPC code 3800039136 1: 17 ounce packages with better if used before dates between April 10, 2011 and June 22, 2011
  • UPC code 3800039132 3: 8.7 ounce packages with better if used before dates between June 3, 2011 and June 22, 2011

Corn Pops cereal boxes affected include:

  • UPC code 3800039109 5: 12.5 ounce packages with better if used before dates between March 26, 2011 and June 22, 2011
  • UPC code 3800039111 8: 17.2 ounce packages with better if used before dates between March 26, 2011 and June 22, 2011
  • UPC code 3800039116 3: 9.2 ounce packages with better if used before dates between April 5, 2011 and June 22, 2011

Froot Loops boxes affected include:

  • UPC code 3800039118 7: 12.2 ounce packages with better if used before dates between March 26, 2011 and June 22, 2011
  • UPC code 3800039120 0: 17 ounce packages with better if used before dates between March 26, 2011 and June 22, 2011
  • UPC code 3800039125 5: 8.7 ounce packages with better if used before dates between March 26, 2011 and June 22, 2011

Honey Smacks boxes affected by the recall include:

  • UPC code 3800039103 3: 15.3 ounce packages with better if used before dates between March 26, 2011 and June 22, 2011

If you have one of the recalled products, you can request a replacement by calling the Kellogg Consumer Response Center at 888-801-4163 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern time.

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