NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration said Thursday the problem that led to Kellogg
Co's cereal recall in June has been resolved.
Foul smells from some breakfast cereals had prompted the
world's largest cereal maker to voluntarily pull millions of
packages from store shelves around the United States.
While the chance of serious illness from the smell was low,
the products could cause nausea and diarrhea among sensitive
consumers, the company said at the time.
In a notice posted on the agency's website Thursday,
the FDA said it received no additional complaints about
off-taste and odor in Kellogg cereals.
The latest FDA announcement came just days after U.S.
lawmakers sought more information on the chemical believed to
be behind this summer's recall of 28 million boxes of Corn
Pops, Honey Smacks, Fruit Loops and Apple Jacks cereals.
Earlier this week, Rep. Henry Waxman and Rep. Bart Stupak,
the chairmen of the U.S. Committee on Energy and Commerce and
its Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations respectively,
asked Kellogg to hand over all documents relating to any
assessments of the health risks posed by 2-methylnaphthalene
conducted or requested by the cereal maker.
The FDA notice can be found here:
Kellogg shares were down 0.6 percent at $49.58 in
(Reporting by Dhanya Skariachan and Lisa Baertlein; editing by