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Kellogg North America Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Wheat in Kellogg's Corn Flakes? 18 Oz.


Tim Knowlton
(269) 961-3799


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- BATTLE CREEK, Mich. -- May 24, 2004 -- Kellogg North America Co. of Battle Creek, Mich., is recalling a limited number of packages of Kellogg's Corn Flakes® -18-ounce cartons because they contain undeclared milk and wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Approximately 6,300 packages of 18 ounce Kellogg's® Corn Flakes with a UPC code of 381200 are affected by this recall . The only cartons being recalled have a Better If Used Before Date of MAR 31 2005 KLB 009 stamped on the top of the package.

These packages were distributed through retail stores in Midwest and Western U.S. This product was not distributed in Canada.

No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date in connection with this problem. This recall was initiated after an investigation revealed that another Kellogg cereal, containing milk and wheat ingredients, was inadvertently packed in Corn Flakes cartons, not declaring the presence of milk or wheat.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled 18 ounce Kellogg's Corn Flakes® cereal with a UPC code of 381200 and a Better If Used Before Date of MAR 31 2005 KLB 009 can contact Kellogg Consumer Affairs at 1-877-877-4494 for further information and instructions.


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