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Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Chocolate Flavour urgently pulled from shop shelves

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Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Chocolate Flavour urgently pulled from shop shelves

A KELLOGG’S product is being recalled from shops due to a “quality defect”.

Boxes of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Chocolate Flavour have been pulled from stores around the UK and Ireland – and customers who have it in cupboards are being asked to “dispose of it”.

Kellogg's Corn Flakes Chocolate Flavour Cereal are being recalled

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Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Chocolate Flavour Cereal are being recalled

Following some consumer complaints, the company found that a small proportion of batches could contain “hard lumps” that do not break down when eaten with milk. 

This means there is a risk they could potentially cause dental damage or be a choking hazard.

The warning applies to all 450g packs with date codes from December 6, 2024 to April 28, 2025.

It does not affect Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Original cereal or any other Kellogg’s product.

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A spokesperson said: “Making good food which is safe and high quality is our number one priority at Kellanova. 

“Clusters of cereal forming during production can be a normal occurrence and these usually break up when eaten or placed in milk. 

“But, when we spotted that hard lumps of cereal were forming in a very small amount of our new Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Chocolate Flavour cereal, we took the decision to recall all product. 

“It’s important to say that the risk of injury from these hard lumps of chocolate cereal is minimal but we’re not willing to compromise on quality or safety.”

Kellogg’s is asking customers to dispose of any affected products and contact the company for a refund.

“We have also let the regulator know about this issue and are working with them on next steps,” the spokesperson added.

Children First Aid: Choking

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

Last week, a popular Tesco product was recalled due to fears it contained glass.

The affected Tesco Sandwich Pickle was sold in stores around the country.

It has a pack size of 295g and a best before date of September 11.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said: “The above batch of Tesco Sandwich Pickle is being recalled by Tesco due to the possible presence of glass pieces.

“Recall notices will be displayed at point-of-sale in Tesco Stores.

“Retailers are requested to remove the implicated batch from sale and display recall notices at point-of-sale. 

“Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batch.”

For Gut Sake Lovely Leitrim Farm Fresh Raw Milk is also being recalled from shops over hygiene concerns.

Retailers are requested to remove all batches from sale and display recall notices at point-of-sale.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said: “Customers are also advised not to consume any of the batches, applying to all batches and all expiry dates.

“For Gut Sake is recalling all batches of its Lovely Leitrim Farm Fresh Raw Milk due to concerns with hygiene controls during production.  Recall notices will be displayed at point-of-sale.”

What to do if someone is choking

Mild choking

If the airway is only partly blocked, the person will usually be able to speak, cry, cough or breathe, and may be able to clear the blockage themselves.

In adults:

  • Encourage them to keep coughing
  • Ask them to try to spit out the object
  • Don’t put your fingers in their mouth
  • If coughing doesn’t work, start back blows

In children:

  • If you can see the object, try to remove it (but don’t poke blindly)
  • Encouraging coughing
  • Shout for help if coughing isn’t effective or the child is silent
  • Use back blows if the child is still conscious but not coughing

Severe choking

In adults:

Where choking is severe, the person won’t be able to speak, cry, cough or breathe.

Without help, they’ll eventually become unconscious, so you should carry out back blows.

In children:

Back blows can be carried out on children under one year.

If this doesn’t work, chest thrusts can be started on kids up to 12 months old, and abdominal thrusts on those over one year.

Call 999 if the blockage doesn’t come out after trying back blows and either chest or abdominal thrusts.

Keep trying this cycle until help arrives.

Even if the object has come out, get medical help. Part of the object might have been left behind, or the patient might have been hurt by the procedure.

Source: NHS

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