Tribune photo / Bonnie Trafelet
November 7, 2008
In 2006, Kellogg recalled 35,520 cartons of Frosted Blueberry Pop-Tarts nationwide for undeclared milk. The firm said it mistakenly packed Hot Fudge Sundae Pop-Tarts containing milk in cartons labeled Frosted Blueberry.
"The 2006 Pop-Tarts recall should have been prevented by the bar code readers" installed as a result of the Corn Flakes recall in 2004, Charles said. "But a plant employee didn't follow documented procedures. It was addressed through communications and additional training."
She said that in both cases, consumers noticed the wrong food in the packages and that no allergic reactions were reported.
According to the Tribune investigation, half of all recalls for hidden allergens involve undeclared milk or egg.