Saturday, January 8, 2011

Are Kellogg's Cereals Really 'Made in USA'?

I went to the Kellogg's Cereals website today to ask where their cereals are made.  I'm not the first to ask obviously.  It was actually one of the frequently asked questions.  Here is what is stated there, followed by my specific question to the Kellogg's Consumer Service Dept.  I'll let you know if I get a response from them.

How can I tell where your products are made?
If a product is manufactured in a country other than the USA, it will be printed on the package above 'Distributed by Kellogg Sales Co.' For example, if a product is made in Canada, the package will state 'Product from Canada'. If the package does not contain that statement, the product was manufactured in the USA. We do not manufacture any of our products in China.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide the city and state in the USA where the product is made since that is proprietary/confidential information.

Our company is committed to consistently providing consumers with products of the highest quality. We have rigid sanitation standards that are closely adhered to in all facilities where our products are manufactured, whether the plant is located in the USA or another country. In addition, Kellogg Quality Assurance personnel regularly visit our plants and suppliers to assure that proper procedures are being followed.

All our operations must meet Kellogg Company standards, which often exceed government standards. We take great pride in the fact that our facilities are clean and technologically advanced and that Kellogg people are strongly committed to producing products of the highest quality regardless of their location.

Here is what I specifically ask Kellogg's:
I read your statement in regards to "How can I tell where your products are made." You indicate that the cereals are made in the U.S.A. unless you state they are made somewhere else. If that is so, why do you not state "Made in USA" or "Product of USA" on the box?  I prefer to buy American-made products when I can. I like many of the Kellogg's cereals and would feel better about buying them if I knew they were made here in the U.S.  Thank you for your response.


  1. I bought a box of Kelloggs Red Berries and it stated product of Mexico, the next box I looked at did not say that just that it was distributed by Battle Creek Michigan. Like you I don't trust where their cereal comes from anymore. I will only buy American made unless it is totally impossible to not get it made here.

  2. That's interesting. If Kellogg's is made in the US, let them print it on the box. Until they do, I and my seven children and nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren will buy other cereals that we know are made in the United States. Battle Creek, Michigan was where the Kellogg Cereals used to be made. Is that closed?


    Where will it be made now?

  4. Just looked at a box of Rice krispies, says "imported by Kellogg Canada" imported from where? Since they closed the plant in southern Ontario where does this cereal come from? I will still buy a American or Canadian product, even European but NOT China or Mexico.

  5. I do not eat anything prepared in Mexico or in China even my fruits and vegetables if they are not grown in the US of A I do not buy them I will never buy any products made from Mexico

  6. Kelloggs sold out to mexico and china, thats why they dont have made in USA on their products, not to mention the fact that just because they sell a high quality product they took all the jobs away from the states! Also my family are vegetarian and i found out there is beef in frosted miniwheats, im never buyin another kelloggs product, im definitly reading labels.

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  8. I also am can someone sell any products these days without stating the country of origin? This should be can the Canadian government sell food to the public without stating the origin? I don't care where head office is and where it's imported to, I would like to know where it's made. I will not purchase these products either.

  9. I quit buying Kellogg brownie bars when I saw they are made in Mexico. I emailed Kellogg with the comment that I won't buy their products from Mexico. They probably think I'm small potatoes, but I used to buy 12 boxes of their bars a month, and I also emailed General Mills about the country of origin of their fiber bars and got an evasive answer. I'm sticking with other brands like Mom's cereal that are made in the US. I'm sick of this corporate greed and let the CEO's and their families eat the stuff.