Checked out Kelloggs cereals yesterday

Posted on: Sat, 07/27/2002 - 5:26am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

pAt Wal-Mart I took a minute to check up on Kelloggs yesterday. I looked at all their cereals and only saw almonds as a 'threat' - no other nuts, no PB. (And, for my son, almonds aren't really a problem - he's 'clinically' not allergic to them, but we avoid them anyway.)/p
pDoes anyone KNOW if they even make PB cereals or cereals with other nuts (besides almonds)?/p
pAlso, the labels looked pretty good. Even the variety pack (of single servings) were all labelled well. There were no "may contains" but plenty of "contains traces of". I'm thinking they're using that in place of the "may contain." /p
pAny new info on Kelloggs? /p
pPS. I also checked out the Quaker cereals - their labels look much better now, too. I just did a search for Quaker and came up with tons of info, mostly encouraging. Anyone know anything different?/p
p[This message has been edited by Lam (edited July 27, 2002).]/p

Posted on: Sat, 07/27/2002 - 10:52am
CVRTBB's picture
Joined: 11/23/2001 - 09:00

You said, "There were no "may contains" but plenty of "contains traces of". I'm thinking they're using that in place of the "may contain."
Is this for almond or pn? As far as I know I have never found a pn warning on anything Kellogg and I KNOW that they do not label correctly as my son has had 2 reactions to their products. One was waffles and the other was Frosted Rice Krispies Cereal (this was in the Spring- can't remember exactly but not that long ago).
You have to go by your comfort zone, but for mine Kellogg's is a DEFINATE no-no.
Hope this helps,

Posted on: Sat, 07/27/2002 - 2:37pm
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

I don't know anything about Kellogg's USA...
But in Canada, Kellogg's does make cereals with peanuts in them (ie: Honey Nut Corn Flakes), but they also label well.
Kellogg's Canada will label "may contain peanuts" if the cereal could be cross-contaminated with peanuts. For example, Kellogg's Canada labels Frosted Flakes made in London Ontario as "may contain traces of peanuts" even though there are no peanuts in Frosted Flakes (but there is the risk of cross-contamination during manufacturing).
I have seen "may contain peanuts" on some other Kelloggs Canada cereals such as Honey Rice Krispies and Cadbury Crunchie.
So I would consider Kellogg's Canada to be safe.... I have eaten their cereals all my life (Raisin Bran, Vector, Corn Pops, etc) and never had any problem also.
But this info is for Canada only.
From reading, it sounds like Kellogg's USA has never labelled well for peanuts, but since I am in Canada I am not too knowledgeable about Kellogg's USA.

Posted on: Sat, 07/27/2002 - 11:03pm
AJSMAMA's picture
Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

My son has also reacted to Kelloggs cereals so I avoid all of them because I feel they cannot be trusted. General Mills is a safer bet.

Posted on: Fri, 08/01/2003 - 11:05pm
Codyman's picture
Joined: 08/14/2002 - 09:00

re-raising for another poster.
Looks like there is a difference between Kellogg's Canada and Kellogg's US.

Posted on: Sat, 08/02/2003 - 2:30am
williamsmummy's picture
Joined: 03/26/2002 - 09:00

kelloggs, in the uk, only corn flakes are ok or rice krispies. Every thing else has a warning.

Posted on: Sat, 08/02/2003 - 8:38am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Just for information sake, not that things have changed in America, but I'm going to re-raise the Kellogg's TAKE ACTION thread.
This is one where things are very different in Canada. Interestingly enough, Frosted Flakes are "safe" in the U.S. and "may contain" in Canada. Jesse has been fortunate in that we actually have a friend in America who sends him Frosted Flakes on occasion.
The thing that bugs me about that is basically Frosted Flakes are Corn Flakes but with a sugar coating. Why couldn't they be made in the same "safe" facility?
Off to TAKE ACTION. As I say, it's for information purposes only, just stuff to read really (I know because I did the research re Kellogg's Canada when it was running), but might be of interest as to the difficulties Americans were experiencing then and I guess still now. [img][/img]
williamsmummy, I am shocked! Do you have a more major (that sounds weird) cereal manufacturer than Kellogg's that is "safer"?
A British company that we wouldn't know about?
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Sat, 08/02/2003 - 9:58am
Danielle's picture
Joined: 04/08/2003 - 09:00

Are frosted flakes by Kelloggs really safe? We are so limited for cereals that this would be great. I will definitely call myself but will you let me know when the last time you called was so I can compare my response.

Posted on: Sat, 08/02/2003 - 10:38am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I wouldn't touch ANY frosted products made by Kellogg's. My son had a reaction to the Frosted Mini Wheats, a cereal he consumed many times before. It produced a terrible skin reaction like I've never seen before in my life, and mild wheezing. The epipen halted the reaction.

Posted on: Sun, 08/03/2003 - 9:55am
Danielle's picture
Joined: 04/08/2003 - 09:00

Thx - we will not be using them.

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