Flour recall extends to Kellogg snacks and cookies

by Eric Schroeder
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Kellogg recall - Famous Amos, Keebler cookies, Special K mini brownies
Product varieties affected by the recall include Mother’s, Keebler, Kellogg’s Special K brownies, Murray and Famous Amos snacks and cookies.

BATTLE CREEK, MICH. — The Kellogg Co. has initiated a voluntary recall of certain varieties and limited dates of production of brownies, snacks and cookies due to the potential presence of an undeclared peanut residue.

Product varieties affected by the recall include Mother’s, Keebler, Kellogg’s Special K brownies, Murray and Famous Amos snacks and cookies. The list of products affected may be found here.

Kellogg said it initiated the recall after its supplier Grain Craft recalled wheat flour “that has the potential to contain low levels of peanut residue.”

“While consumers with severe peanut allergies should avoid the recalled products, the F.D.A. has stated that the amount of peanut exposure from the flour is low and not expected to cause adverse health effects in the vast majority of peanut allergic consumers,” Kellogg said.

As of June 13, Kellogg said it had received no reports of illness in connection with the recalled products.

The flour recall was the latest in a series announced in recent weeks by users of soft wheat flour. About a month ago, CSM North America and several of its customers announced the recall of a range of products because of the possible presence of undeclared peanuts. On June 4, Hostess Brands L.L.C. recalled more than 700,000 cases of snack cakes and donuts for the same reason. On June 7, Frito-Lay North America, Inc., a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., initiated a voluntary recall of certain varieties and lots of Rold Gold pretzels due to the potential presence of an undeclared allergen.

The Hostess recall specifically cited the presence of peanuts in Grain Craft flour as the cause for the recall. Frito-Lay did not specifically cite the supplier involved. Grain Craft issued a statement June 7 regarding the episode. The company said it learned April 26 of the “intermittent” presence of peanut in wheat flour supplied by one of the company’s flour mills in Georgia. 
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