Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner
I recently blogged about the Kellogg’s cereal recall. Last week, CQ Today (8/4, Ferguson) reports "the House Energy and Commerce Committee is looking into the June recall of millions of boxes of Kellogg’s Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Froot Loops and Apple Jacks cereals after the company found that a substance in the package liner could produce a bad taste and smell." Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Bart Stupak (D-MI) "wrote on Aug. 2 to the company’s chief executive, A.D. David Mackay," asking "about Kellogg’s use of a packaging chemical that one study has linked to lung cancer in adults." They asked Kellogg "to document its investigation into the recall;" any "assessments of the potential health risks posed by the chemical, 2-methylnaphthalene;" and "the procedures it uses to ensure that products are not exposed to dangerous chemicals."
Let’s hope Congress can get to the bottom of this issue so that it doesn’t happen again.
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