Kellogg sues packaging supplier over recall
March 25, 2011
Kellogg Co. is suing a packaging supplier that it claims is responsible for furnishing cereal-box liner that led to a recall last June. The suit, filed in a Michigan federal court, claims that FPC (Flexible Packaging Corp.), Scarborough, Ontario, furnished lining material that was tainted with excessive hydrocarbons, leading to “offensive, off characteristics that caused symptoms including nausea and diarrhea.” Kellogg recalled some 28 million boxes of Corn Pops, Froot Loops, Apple Jacks and Honey Smacks, and destroyed millions more in inventory. The lawsuit seeks damages for the costs of the recall. Kellogg also is refusing to pay a $4.3 million bill for the lining material.