Certain boxes of Kellog’s Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops and Honey Smacks have been voluntarily recalled by Kellog’s. They are being recalled due to the waxy coating on the packaging.

These packages are being recalled because we identified a substance in the package liner that can produce an uncharacteristic waxy-like off-taste and smell. The off-tastes and smells are caused by a slightly elevated level of a substance commonly present at very low levels in the waxy resins used to make packaging materials that are approved by the FDA. These resins are also commonly used to coat foods such as cheese, raw fruits and vegetables such as cucumbers. We did not find any substances that are not commonly used in packaging materials.   
The company says it has done a “thorough health-risk assessment with external experts in medicine, toxicology, public health, chemistry, and food safety.” They came to the conclusion that those particularly sensitive to “uncharacteristic off-tastes and smells and may have temporary symptoms, like nausea and diarrhea, which should subside shortly.” The food itself, they say, should not be harmful. 

Here’s how to identify the recalled boxes, if you happen to have any of these cereals in your pantry.

Kellogg's® Apple Jacks®
UPC 3800039136
17 ounce package with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 10 2011 and JUN 22 2011

UPC 3800039132
8.7 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between JUN 03 2011 and JUN 22 2011

Kellogg's® Corn Pops®
UPC 3800039109
12.5 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011

UPC 3800039111
17.2 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011

UPC 3800039116
9.2 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 05 2011 and JUN 22 2011

Kellogg's® Froot Loops®
UPC 3800039118
12.2 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011

UPC 3800039120
17 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011

UPC 3800039125
8.7 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011

Kellogg's®Honey Smacks®
UPC 3800039103

15.3 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011 

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