Frosted Flakes (Kellogg)

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 2:33am
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Hi everyone,

Has anyone had problems with Frosted Flakes?

My daughter (PA, Egg allergy) had a reaction (throat felt like it was closing she said) to Frosted Flakes this morning. Benadryl helped, thankfully.

She ate them dry, no milk, the first thing she ate this morning. She did have some apple juice but it was an open bottle she was drinking from all evening yesterday with no problem.

I called Kellogg and they insist they would label if there was any chance of cross contamination.

So off we go to the allergist for testing. I'm afraid we have a new allergy here. Corn maybe?

Wendi

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 2:44am
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my son eats these just fine but i have read about some kids having reactions to it so you are not alone. maybe its something that the powder sugar they use came in contact with?? my supermarket is having a sale on them and im in no rush to get more. they make me nervous.

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 10:16am
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Wendi
Hi so sorry about the reaction.
My dd reacted to them as well, took one bite and started vomiting right back into the cereal bowl. I had just told my dh not to give them to her and she took a bite out of his bowl at the same time.
I really trust kelloggs but something is up with the frosted flakes.
My dd eats the corn pops, rice krispies and crispix not problem.
Hope all is well.
Take Care
toomanynut

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 11:02am
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Hi, thanks for the responses.
She needed a second dose of benadryl but is fine now... no third dose needed thankfully. I will be watching her closely tonight though!
Wendi

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 12:44pm
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Frosted Flakes had a contamination recall several years ago.
I happened to have a box of the lot that was contaminated and had not eaten any yet.
Have never bought any cereal ever since.
Here is the recall info...I did go back and do a search and find it.
January 2, 2001
TO: Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network Members
FROM: The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network and Kellogg Company
RE: Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal
Kellogg USA wishes to notify Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network members
that we have initiated an allergy alert of 20 oz. Kellogg's Frosted Flakes
cereal with a carton number of K0152E and a Better If Used Before Date of
OCT 03 2001 KMA101 printed on the top of the package. This allergy alert
involves no other Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal or Kellogg products.
A limited quantity of 20 oz. Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal may contain
another Kellogg product that contains almonds and wheat. This product is
being recalled because we realize almonds or wheat may cause a serious
allergic reaction in some people.
Consumers who have a 20 oz. package of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal with
a carton number of K0152E and a Better If Used Before Date of OCT 03 2001
KMA101 printed on the top of the package should call Kellogg Company
toll-free at 1-877-875-3182 for a replacement coupon. This mailing is
being funded by Kellogg Company to be sure that you are aware of this
situation.
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[This message has been edited by cathlina (edited March 22, 2006).]

Posted on: Thu, 03/23/2006 - 4:48am
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you should call the company and tell them that your daughter reacted to them, if you already havent. tell them that you know several kids that have also reacted?? i wonder what it is. my son is not allergic to almonds although we avoid all nuts.

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 2:44am
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my son eats these just fine but i have read about some kids having reactions to it so you are not alone. maybe its something that the powder sugar they use came in contact with?? my supermarket is having a sale on them and im in no rush to get more. they make me nervous.

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 10:16am
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Wendi
Hi so sorry about the reaction.
My dd reacted to them as well, took one bite and started vomiting right back into the cereal bowl. I had just told my dh not to give them to her and she took a bite out of his bowl at the same time.
I really trust kelloggs but something is up with the frosted flakes.
My dd eats the corn pops, rice krispies and crispix not problem.
Hope all is well.
Take Care
toomanynut

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 11:02am
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Hi, thanks for the responses.
She needed a second dose of benadryl but is fine now... no third dose needed thankfully. I will be watching her closely tonight though!
Wendi

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 12:44pm
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Joined: 06/29/2001 - 09:00

Frosted Flakes had a contamination recall several years ago.
I happened to have a box of the lot that was contaminated and had not eaten any yet.
Have never bought any cereal ever since.
Here is the recall info...I did go back and do a search and find it.
January 2, 2001
TO: Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network Members
FROM: The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network and Kellogg Company
RE: Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal
Kellogg USA wishes to notify Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network members
that we have initiated an allergy alert of 20 oz. Kellogg's Frosted Flakes
cereal with a carton number of K0152E and a Better If Used Before Date of
OCT 03 2001 KMA101 printed on the top of the package. This allergy alert
involves no other Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal or Kellogg products.
A limited quantity of 20 oz. Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal may contain
another Kellogg product that contains almonds and wheat. This product is
being recalled because we realize almonds or wheat may cause a serious
allergic reaction in some people.
Consumers who have a 20 oz. package of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal with
a carton number of K0152E and a Better If Used Before Date of OCT 03 2001
KMA101 printed on the top of the package should call Kellogg Company
toll-free at 1-877-875-3182 for a replacement coupon. This mailing is
being funded by Kellogg Company to be sure that you are aware of this
situation.
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[This message has been edited by cathlina (edited March 22, 2006).]

Posted on: Thu, 03/23/2006 - 4:48am
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you should call the company and tell them that your daughter reacted to them, if you already havent. tell them that you know several kids that have also reacted?? i wonder what it is. my son is not allergic to almonds although we avoid all nuts.

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