Kellogg is recalling packs of its Crunchy Nut cereal from across the UK following a small number of complaints from customers who detected an “unusual taste” in the product.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA), however, has moved to reassure consumers that if they had eaten any of the affected cereal there would be no risk to health and that the tainted taste is a quality and not a food safety issue
Kellogg said that only packs of Crunchy Nut cereal with best before dates from 21 June to 31 July 2008 were affected. The company issued a Freephone number for customers to call.

In a statement, Kellogg said: “Kellogg is committed to maintaining the highest quality standards. We would like to sincerely apologise to any consumer affected. Crunchy Nut packs with best before dates August 2008 are totally unaffected by this notice.”