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Kellogg's CEO Hit for 'Marketing Spin on Poverty'
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Kellogg's CEO Hit for 'Marketing Spin on Poverty'

Touting cereal as an affordable dinner option is not going over well

(Newser) - With shoppers spending the highest portion of their income on food than at any point in the last 30 years, Kellogg has been encouraging families to eat cereal for dinner . But that advice has met with quite the backlash after Kellogg CEO Gary Pilnick doubled down and denied that asking...

Are We Nearing the End of Breakfast Cereal?

Cereal sales are on a decline, and some brands may be ditching them

(Newser) - Sales trends in breakfast foods suggest that Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam may be looking for new work in the future. The Wall Street Journal reports that the top players in the cereal industry—Kellogg, Post Holdings, and General Mills—have seen declining sales in recent years, and expect...

Group Accuses Kellogg of 'Sexualizing' Products

Conservative group is also targeting cereal-maker's diversity programs

(Newser) - A conservative legal group run by former Trump adviser Stephen Miller has taken aim at Target and Kellogg, which it accuses of breaking the law with its diversity programs—and of "sexualizing" its products. In a complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, America First Legal said policies...

Another US Giant Is Splitting Into Stand-Alones

Kellogg will now have separate businesses dedicated to cereals, snacks, and plant-based foods

(Newser) - Kellogg is letting go of its Eggos. Rather, the frozen waffle brand will no longer fall under the general Kellogg's umbrella, but instead will be absorbed into one of three stand-alone businesses that the food conglomerate has announced it's splitting into. The Wall Street Journal notes the three...

Kellogg Strikers Are Going Back to Work

Union says they got a great deal after 11-week strike

(Newser) - After more than two months, the Kellogg strike is officially over—and workers got a deal Tony the Tiger might describe as grrreat, according to the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union. The union says workers voted Sunday to ratify a deal announced last week and will...

Redditors Clog Kellogg's Job Portal, in Solidarity With Strike

Company has said it plans to replace striking workers with new applicants

(Newser) - Update: Kellogg's plan to replace striking workers with new applicants just got more complicated. People on Reddit and TikTok sympathetic to the striking workers are spamming the company's job-application portal, reports the Hill . "It's time to clog their toilet of an application pipeline," reads a...

Workers at All Kellogg's US Cereal Plants Are on Strike

Union says company has threatened to send jobs to Mexico

(Newser) - Work at all of the Kellogg Company's US cereal plants came to a halt Tuesday as roughly 1,400 workers went on strike, but it wasn't immediately clear how much the supply of Frosted Flakes or any of the company's other iconic brands would be disrupted. The...

Kellogg May Be Losing Keebler Elves
Kellogg May Be
Losing Keebler Elves

Kellogg May Be Losing Keebler Elves

And Famous Amos cookies, too

(Newser) - Snack brands Keebler and Famous Amos are up for grabs: Cereal maker Kellogg is exploring the sale of its cookie and fruit snack businesses, including Keebler, Famous Amos, Mother's Cookies, Murray Cookies, Little Brownie Bakers, and Kellogg's Fruity Snacks. Despite $900 million in annual sales, the brands "...

You Should Stop Eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks

Despite salmonella recall, boxes still being sold; 100 people now sickened across US

(Newser) - The number of people with salmonella linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal has grown to 100 across the US, prompting the CDC to issue a blunt warning via tweet : "Do not eat this cereal." The company voluntarily recalled the cereal last month, but the FDA says it'...

73 Salmonella Cases Linked to Kellogg's Cereal

Company recalling boxes of Honey Smacks as it investigates

(Newser) - Kellogg's is recalling boxes of its Honey Smacks cereal, identified as the likely source of a salmonella outbreak that's hit 73 people in 31 states since March. Of those, 24 had been hospitalized as of May 28, when the last known case was reported. Most have occurred in...

Venezuela: Closure of Kellogg Factory 'Illegal'

And the government reacts by seizing said factory from US cereal-maker

(Newser) - The Kellogg Company decided it had had enough of Venezuela—but Venezuela apparently hasn't had enough of Kellogg. Pointing fingers at the "deterioration" of the country's economic situation, the US cereal-maker announced Tuesday it was closing shop there, leaving 400 workers fresh out of a job, reports...

Kellogg's Sorry About Racially Insensitive Cereal Boxes

Why do yellow corn pops get to have fun at mall while the only brown one waxes the floor?

(Newser) - "Why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor? This is teaching kids racism," Saladin Ahmed tweeted Tuesday. The Marvel Comics writer and fantasy author was looking at the artwork on a box of Kellogg's Corn Pops that USA Today...

Man Realizes How Much Sugar Is in Cereals, Sues Kellogg's

Judge refuses to completely dismiss lawsuit

(Newser) - Kellogg's will appear in court to defend the amount of sugar contained in cereals and other breakfast products it claims are healthy, Courthouse News reports. The class-action lawsuit was brought by Stephen Hadley, who says he ate Kellogg's products for breakfast for years and believed he was making...

Breitbart Has Declared War on Kellogg

Conservative site fumes over ad pull

(Newser) - In a development future historians may see as quintessentially 2016, has declared war on Kellogg. The news site's declaration of "#WAR" and call for a boycott came after Kellogg announced that it will no longer advertise on the right-wing site because it isn't "aligned...

Kellogg Pulls Ads From
Kellogg Pulls Ads
From Breitbart

Kellogg Pulls Ads From Breitbart

Conservative site calls move 'un-American'

(Newser) - Kellogg has announced that it will no longer advertise on, the website formerly run by one of President-elect Donald Trump's top aides, Steve Bannon, reports the AP . The food manufacturer decided to discontinue advertising on the site as soon as it was alerted by consumers to the...

Man Filmed Himself Peeing on Rice Krispies at Plant

The act occured in 2014

(Newser) - The Kellogg Company says producing quality food is "of the utmost importance"—a sentiment apparently ignored by the guy who urinated on a conveyor belt at one of its plants. A video of the act filmed by the man himself and recently posted to a viral video site...

Corn Flakes Invented to Curb Masturbation

Guess John Harvey Kellogg preferred mastication

(Newser) - Kellogg's Corn Flakes sure are tasty, crunchy, and a great cure for masturbation. Sorry, the last bit's not true—but it's partly why John Harvey Kellogg and his brother invented the cereal back in 1878, Real Clear Science reports. An outspoken surgeon, writer, and medical chief at...

Here's the Truth About Froot Loops
 Here's the Truth 
 About Froot Loops 

Here's the Truth About Froot Loops

They're all the same flavor. Gasp!

(Newser) - You might want to sit down for this: Froot Loops, variably colored though they may be, are all the same flavor. That piece of investigative work comes to you courtesy of Foodbeast and Reddit , but the information isn't exactly new: The Straight Dope revealed it back in 1999, but...

Kellogg Recalls Cereal Over ... Glass Shards

Special K with red berries might be a little too crunchy

(Newser) - Fans of Special K will want to note this recall alert from Kellogg: Some packages of the cereal with red berries might have glass fragments, reports ABC News . Sound familiar? Yep, Lean Cuisine had a similar recall recently. The Kellogg recall, presumably from a production snafu, affects packages of 11....

Kellogg Recalls Cereal Over Metal Fragments

Bite-size Mini-Wheats might be too crunchy

(Newser) - Kellogg may not have a ton of recalls, but it definitely has interesting ones. The latest involves frosted and unfrosted Mini-Wheats because of "the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part,” the company explains . It follows a bigger recall of several cereals...

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