The AP reports that Kellogg Co. is voluntarily recalling around 28 million boxes of Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, and Honey Smacks cereals because a "waxy smell and flavor coming from the package liners" could make people sick with fun symptoms like nausea and diarrhea. So your morning sort of goes like this: Eat breakfast, poop your pants?
In a press release, Kellogg said that "While the potential for serious health problems is low, some consumers are sensitive to the uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell and should not eat the recalled products because of possible temporary symptoms, including nausea and diarrhea."
We get that it's not quite as bad as something like liver failure and brain damage, but nausea and diarrhea are the kinds of things that probably should be filed under serious health problems. That's not how anyone wants to start their day.
But even scarier, Kellogg has no idea why this happening and "is trying to identify the substance on the liner that's causing the problem." 28 million boxes of cereal is a lot of boxes!
· Kellogg Company Voluntarily Recalls Select Packages of Cereal [Press Release]