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FDA: Kellogg cereal problem resolved

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Food and Drug Administration said on 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 on 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 after-hours trading.

Reporting by Dhanya Skariachan and Lisa Baertlein; editing by Andre Grenon