Kellogg's issues urgent 'do not eat' warning as new flavour cereal recalled

Kellogg's chocolate corn flakes
-Credit: (Image: Kellogg's)

Kellogg's has issued a product recall for a new flavour of a popular cereal over fears it may be "unsafe to eat".

A food alert posted to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) explained that the cereal brand was recalling its chocolate flavour Corn Flakes. It was found that "low levels" of the product has formed hard lumps that "could cause "dental harm" or even a "choking hazard".

Food recalls are generally posted to the FSA when a product has been 'withdrawn' or 'recalled' from store shelves. This usually means the product is unsuitable for consumption due to a problem such as missing ingredients or allergy information.

The product recall from Kellogg's affects cereal boxes with a pack size of 450g and all date codes from December 6, 2024 through to April 28, 2025. The brand has confirmed no other Kellogg's products, including Original Corn Flakes, have been affected.

Kellogg's wrote in its recall notice: "We have become aware of a very low level of small hard lumps forming in our new Kellogg's Corn Flakes Chocolate Flavour. These hard lumps of food could cause dental harm or be a choking hazard and as a precaution we are recalling this product".

Corn Flakes Chocolate Flavour
The chocolate flavour Corn Flakes are affected by the recall -Credit:FSA

The cereal firm has since urged shoppers not to consume the product. Instead, they are being asked to dispose of the product and contact Kellogg's for a full refund by visiting the website here.

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It's just the latest recall to be issued by the FSA recently. Both Tesco and Aldi had to issue recalls for popular meat and cupboard items last week.

Tesco Sandwich Pickle was recalled over fears it may contain pieces of glass. The supermarket's recall affected pack sizes of 295g with a batch code of 3254 and a best before date of September 11, 2025.

Meanwhile, Aldi recalled its Ashfields Grill Chinese Pork Loin Steaks and BBQ Pork Loin Steaks because of a labelling error which shows incorrect use-by dates. 500g packs of the steaks were affected with use by dates of June 22, 2024.

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