"The Kellogg's cereal recall of 2012 issued this week involves boxes of Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite size products that may have metal mesh fragments in them.
The voluntary recall issued by the Battle Creek company is for products with the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the Best If Used Before date. The products vary in size from single-serve bowls to large 70-ounce cartons, and "use by dates" range from April 1, 2013 to Sept. 21, 2013.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the recall is "due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part."
Consumers "with affected product or who have questions should contact us using the Contact Us feature on Kelloggs.com or call 800-962-1413 from 8 am to 6 pm Eastern Time, Monday - Friday," the FDA said on its Web site.
Kellogg's said the likelihood of metal products making their way into the cereal is "low" but the company said in a statement it understands consumers will have "concern."
"We understand and apologize for your concern," Kellogg’s said. "According to David Acheson, an internal medicine physician and former Chief Medical Officer at the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition with whom we consulted, the likelihood of these fragments making their way into the food is low; furthermore, the chances that any affected food will cause injury is low."
A company representative posted on Facebook Thursday that Kellogg's had no reports of injury from metal in products: "More importantly, there have been no reports of any injuries associated with the products," he said."