'Musty' breakfast cereal recalledKellogg's take action after Crunchy Nut complaints

09 August 2007

Kellogg's was today recalling around 300,000 packs of Crunchy Nut cereal after complaints that some boxes had a musty taste.

The firm pulled the product from sale after receiving 30 calls from customers about an 'unusual' taste and smell.

A new nut mix used for the honey-coated cereal flakes may have caused the problem because it didn't cook properly, a spokeswoman said.

Despite the strange taste the affected product is not harmful to consumers, a Kellogg's spokeswoman said.

Best-before dates

Crunchy Nut boxes with best-before dates of June 21 2008 to July 31 2008 are subject to the recall.

Packs with best-before dates of August 2008 are unaffected.

Up to 300,000 cereal packs on sale in the UK and Ireland are subject to the recall.

Kellogg's is asking customers who have the affected boxes at home to get in touch by phone or post.

'Tainted taste'

A Food Standards Agency (FSA) spokesman said: 'The FSA can reassure people that if they have eaten any of the affected cereal there is no risk to health and the tainted taste is a quality and not a food safety issue.'

Crunchy Nut Clusters, Crunchy Nut Feast and Crunchy Nut Nutty breakfast cereal and all Crunchy Nut snack bars are not subject to the recall.

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