March 14, 2001Worthington Foods Recalls Corn
Creek, MI (SafetyAlerts) -
Worthington Foods, a subsidiary of the Kellogg Co. is recalling all its meatless corn dogs
after tests confirmed some of the product may contain the genetic material (DNA) necessary
for the production in corn (trade name: StarLink) of the pesticide Cry9C protein derived
from Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies tolworthi. The pesticide is not allowed for use in
foods for human consumption.
StarLink has not been approved for human consumption because of questions about its
potential to cause human reactions. Government officials say there is little, if any,
health risk for the corn.
The recall includes all corn dogs sold under the names Morningstar Farms, Loma Linda, and
Natural Touch. Consumers may call the company toll-free at 1-877-924-4247.
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