Some Frosted Mini-Wheats Biscuits and Rice Krispies will be removed from Utah grocery stores because they contain either too much vitamin A or excessive iron.
Those who have purchased the cereal should return it, said the Kellogg Co. Friday, in announcing a 25-state recall of about 29,000 boxes of the two products. The Frosted Mini-Wheats Biscuits, officials said, may contain too much vitamin A and cause a burning sensation in the mouth.The giant cereal maker also said it has withdrawn an unspecified number of boxes of Rice Krispies at distribution points because they may contain 10 times more iron than normal.
The levels of vitamin A found in 16-ounce and 20-ounce boxes of Frosted Mini-Wheats coded BC117 and BC118 with the expiration date of Aug. 2, 1989, may cause short-term discomfort such as a burning, tingling sensation in the mouth, but will not cause any major health risks, company spokesman Joe Stewart said.
The levels of iron found in Rice Krispies with the code dates June 22-24, 1989, and the letter "M" are at 100 percent of the U.S. recommended daily allowance, but would not produce any health threat, Stewart said. The product normally contains 10 percent of the U.S. RDA of iron.
In both cases, the cereals may not taste right, Stewart said.