In the latest Kellogg product recall, last week Kellogg recalled 28 million boxes of its cereals. Included in the recall are Froot Loops, Honey Smacks, Corn Pops and Apple Jacks. The problem with the cereals isn’t really the cereal, it’s a chemical that’s leaking from the waxy liner that’s used to package the Kellogg cereals onto the food. If you accidentally, or on purpose, eat some Kellogg cereal that has one of these contaminated liners in the box, can you get sick? And if so, how sick?
According to Kellogg, who happily seem to be erring on the side of caution by recalling so many boxes of cereal, only 20 people so far have reported a bad smell coming from the liner, with only five of those people actually getting sick. Sickness ranged from nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, but all symptoms so far have been quite mild and only temporary. However, there’s no saying what affects one person lightly might not affect another more severely so it’s always safer to err on the side of caution and not eat any Kellogg cereals that have been recalled.
If you’re worried about getting sick, check if you have any contaminated boxes here and return them to the store if you do.
However, contaminated Kellogg cereals being recalled aside, can you get sick from eating Kellogg cereals like Froot Loops, Honey Smacks, Corn Pops and Apple Jacks? Well, put it this way, they’re not the healthiest of things a person can eat, loaded with sugar and chemicals as they are.
In a box of Froot Loops for instance, 41% of the ingredients are some form of sugar. Forty one percent! How Froot Loops were ever given a “Smart Choice” award (supposedly given to foods that are “nutritious”) is beyond many nutritionists or health experts, although not really surprising as “Smart Choice” labels were placed on foods by the cereal industry itself. And also not surprising the “Smart Choice” program was disbanded, once it started to get letters from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) warning it would be investigating the food labels claims of being ‘nutritious’.
The same goes for Corn Pops. According to USA Today, a study at Yale University’s Rudd Center For Food Policy and Obesity recently found that Corn Pops were one of the least nutritious cereals around, yet, unfortunately massively marketed to children.
So, if you and your kids want to continue eating Froot Loops, Honey Smacks, Corn Pops and Apple Jacks and are worried about the recalled cereals making you sick, there’s probably only a small chance they will. But…….there’s massive amounts of documented evidence that the huge amounts of sugar, preservatives and chemicals found in Kellogg Froot Loops, Honey Smacks, Corn Pops and Apple Jacks are definitely not good for you and, yes, consuming them over time can make you and your kids obese, and that will make you sick.
Fruit Loops Is Not a Smart Choice – Fooducate.com
Kids’ cereals pour on the sugar and sodium – USA Today