Mexico seizes hundreds of thousands boxes of Kellogg’s cereal

TRT World

Mexico has seized 380,000 boxes of Corn Flakes, Special K and other Kellogg’s cereals.

Officials claim that the boxes had cartoon drawings on them in violation of recently enacted laws aimed at improving children’s diets.

While Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies are clearly not the worst thing Mexican children eat, the laws prohibit food companies from using marketing tactics that might appeal to children, like cartoons or mascots.

Mexico’s consumer protection agency also said on Friday that the cereal boxes did not clearly state nutritional values like calories, fats, salt or sugar, or didn’t have the proper warning signs for levels of those ingredients that are considered excessive.

Agents raided 75 sales outlets and seized pallets of Kellogg’s products there.

But the vast majority of the seizures were carried out at a warehouse north of Mexico City.

Kellogg’s did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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One thought on “Mexico seizes hundreds of thousands boxes of Kellogg’s cereal

  1. Ok I’m going to take a stab here and say this corn flake of a story has absolutely NOTHING to do with nutritional facts or pictures on boxes and has everything to do with drug smuggling. Otherwise, I really wish I had their problems.

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