Kellogg recall is due to an “uncharacteristic off-flavour and smell”

Kellogg recall is due to an “uncharacteristic off-flavour and smell”

Kellogg Co. has recalled a number of its cereals in the US as a result of an “uncharacteristic off-flavour and smell” coming from the liner in the package.

The voluntary recall, announced on Friday (25 June), involves its Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Froot Loops and Apple Jacks cereals.

Only products with the letters ‘KN’ following the ‘Better If Used Before Date’ are included in the recall.

“While the potential for serious health problems is low, some consumers are sensitive to the uncharacteristic off-flavour and smell and should not eat the recalled products because of possible temporary symptoms, including nausea and diarrhea,” Kellogg said.

No other Kellogg's products are understood to be part of this recall.

"We apologise 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 of Kellogg Co.