cereal http://michiganradio.org en Kellogg's Mini-Wheat recall comes after cutbacks, company reinvesting in supply chain http://michiganradio.org/post/kelloggs-mini-wheat-recall-comes-after-cutbacks-company-reinvesting-supply-chain <p>Three days ago, Battle Creek cereal maker Kellogg's announced a voluntary recall of Frosted and Unfrosted Mini-Wheats.</p><p>From <a href="http://community.kelloggs.com/kelloggs/topics/voluntary_recall_of_select_packages_of_frosted_mini_wheats_bite_size_original_and_mini_wheats_unfrosted_bite_size-686lj">Kellogg's</a>:</p><blockquote><p>We have initiated a voluntary recall due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part. Recalled products include only Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size with the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the Best If Used Before date.</p></blockquote><p>You can see a list of UPC codes on the <a href="http://community.kelloggs.com/kelloggs/topics/voluntary_recall_of_select_packages_of_frosted_mini_wheats_bite_size_original_and_mini_wheats_unfrosted_bite_size-686lj">Kellogg's website</a>.</p><p>The <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444799904578048752257118008.html?mod=WSJ_qtoverview_wsjlatest">Wall Street Journal</a> reports on how much the recall will cost the company:</p><blockquote><p><span class="companyRollover link11unvisited">Kellogg</span> Co. <span data-change="0.28" data-changepercent="0.5444293214077387" data-company-name="Kellogg Co." data-country="US" data-datetime="Oct 11, 2012 10:27 AM " data-exchange-iso="XNYS" data-iso="$" data-offset="-4" data-pc="51.430" data-price="51.71" data-ticker="K" data-ticker-name="K" data-volume="197252.00" data-widget="dj.ticker" id="0.027807627792246326"><span class="tkrQuote tkrPositive"><span class="tkrName">K</span>&nbsp;<span class="tkrChange">+0.54%</span></span></span> said Wednesday it would take a charge of up to $30 million to cover the recall of Mini-Wheats cereal in the U.S. due to possible contamination by pieces of metal mesh.</p><p>Retailers have been contacted about the recall of 2.8 million packages of Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite-Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size, which are being pulled from store shelves. Kellogg blamed the contamination on "a faulty manufacturing part," and said no injuries had been reported.</p></blockquote><p>The WSJ reports the metal mesh problem comes after the company went through another recall in 2010 for a variety of cereals.</p><p>The paper reports the company is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to fix its supply chain, "which suffered deep cost cuts, leaving several manufacturing facilities overworked and too few people overseeing operations." Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:46:29 +0000 Mark Brush 9457 at http://michiganradio.org Kellogg's Mini-Wheat recall comes after cutbacks, company reinvesting in supply chain Kellogg CEO steps down http://michiganradio.org/post/kellogg-ceo-steps-down <P>I just spoke with a food industry analyst who says Kellogg's next CEO will face challenges right from the start.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;Erin Swanson is a food industry analyst with Morningstar Financial.&nbsp; She says the challenge is to speed up development of new Kellogg products.</P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><EM>“Kellogg has been challenged over the past several months, or year by intense competitive pressures.”&nbsp;&nbsp; </EM></P></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Battle Creek's big employer is undergoing a big change. Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:52:12 +0000 470 at http://michiganradio.org Kellogg CEO steps down