What Happened

Kellogg’s Company has issued a voluntary recall for several batches of its Special K Red Berries cereal because they might have been contaminated with pieces of glass.

A spokesperson issued a statement that the glass was found in a single batch of one of the ingredients. Before you eat your next bowl of cereal, you may want to check your box first. This recall affects three sizes including the 11.2 ounce, 37.0 ounce, and 22.4 ounce twin pack. Listed below are the affected batches of cereal. If your product does not match those listed below it is not part of the recall.

11.2-ounce package
– UPC Code 38000 59923
– Better if Used Before: DEC 02 2013 KNC 105 00:13 through DEC 02 2013 KNC 105 02:30

22.4-ounce twin pack
– UPC Code 38000 78356
– Better if Used Before:
– NOV 30 2013 KNA 105 07:00 to NOV 30 2013 KNA 105 08:51
– NOV 30 2013 KNB 105 15:00 to NOV 30 KNB 105 17:05

37-ounce package
– UPC Code 38000 20940
– Better if Used Before: NOV 30 2013 KNB 107 17:31 to NOV 30 2013 KNB 107 20:05

The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective

Each year, recalled food products are responsible for many illnesses and deaths throughout the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), food-borne diseases cause approximately 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths in the United States each year. It does show a great accountability by Kellogg’s to issue a voluntary recall and shows that they care about the well being of their consumers; however, this does not give them a free pass.

As a Virginia (VA) personal injury firm we have helped many victims of dangerous and defective products recover damages. If you have been the victim of food poisoning or injury due to a recalled food, it may be possible to sue the food manufacturer or distributor. You may be able to seek compensation for medical bills, wages lost during your illness and recovery, pain and suffering and, in extreme cases, wrongful death.

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