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.


Question:
How can I tell where your products are made?
Answer:
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.

4 comments:

  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.

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  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?

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  3. http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/unionized-workers-at-ont-kellogg-s-plant-approve-severance-package-1.1762559

    Where will it be made now?

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