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• Kellogg’s produces several lines of breakfast cereal and foods, such as frozen waffles and toaster pastries.
• The Center for Science in the Public Interest accused Kellogg of aggressively marketing cereals with low nutritional value to young children. Kellogg has taken some steps to address the criticism.
• Kellogg’s has worked to block US legislation requiring producers to label items containing GMOs.
• Use Go Green to find products free of GMOs, and support sustainable food production.
-- Profile Updated 03/02/2011
Kellogg’s produces several lines of breakfast cereal and foods, such as frozen waffles and toaster pastries. The company, based in Battle Creek Michigan, employs over 26,000 people. In 2006, Kellogg’s reported sales of $10.9 billion.
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- Gollek Inc. - Battle Creek, MI
- K (China) Ltd. - Battle Creek, MI
- K India Private Ltd. - Battle Creek, MI
- K-One Inc. - Battle Creek, MI
- K-Two Inc. - Battle Creek, MI
- Kashi Company - La Jolla, CA
- Kelarg, Inc. - Battle Creek, MI
- Kellogg (Aust.) Proprietary Ltd. - Pagewood, Australia
- Kellogg (Deutschland) Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Hartung (GmbH) - Bremen, Germany
- Kellogg (Thailand) Ltd. - Battle Creek, MI
- Kellogg Argentina S.A. - Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Kellogg Asia Inc. - Battle Creek, MI
- Kellogg Asia Marketing Inc. - Battle Creek, MI
- Kellogg Brasil, Inc. - Battle Creek, MI
- Kellogg Canada Inc. - London, Canada
- Kellogg Canada, Inc. - Etobicoke, Canada
- Kellogg Caribbean Inc. - Battle Creek, MI
- Kellogg Chile Inc. - Battle Creek, MI
- Kellogg Company - Manchester, United Kingdom
- Kellogg Company of South Africa (Proprietary) Limited - Woodmead, South Africa
- Kellogg Convenience Food Plant - Hammonton, NJ
- Kellogg de Centro America S.A. - Guatemala, Guatemala
- Kellogg de Colombia S.A. - Bogota, Colombia
- Kellogg Espana, S.A. - Tarragona, Spain
- Kellogg Fearn, Inc. - Battle Creek, MI
- Kellogg Italia S.p.A. - Battle Creek, MI
- Kellogg Latvia, Inc. - Battle Creek, MI
- Kellogg North America Division - Battle Creek, MI
- Kellogg Sales Company - Battle Creek, MI
- Kellogg Snacks - Florence, KY
- Kellogg Talbot Ltd. - Battle Creek, MI
- Kellogg USA Convenience Foods Division - Battle Creek, MI
- Kellogg USA Inc. - Battle Creek, MI
- Kellogg's Produits Alimentaires, S.A. - Rosny-sous-Bois, France
- Lancaster Plant-Kellogg - Lancaster, PA
- McCamly Plaza Hotel Inc. - Battle Creek, MI
- Memphis Plant-Kellogg U.S.A. - Memphis, TN
- Morning Star Foods, Inc. - City of Industry, CA
- Morning Star Foods, Inc. - Dallas, TX
- Murray Biscuit Company, L.L.C. (Division) - Alpharetta, GA
- Nordisk Kelloggs A/S - Svendborg, Denmark
- President Baking Company, LLC - Alpharetta, GA
- Shaffer, Clarke & Co., Inc. (Subsidiary) - Battle Creek, MI
- Specialty Foods Investment Co. - Battle Creek, MI
- The Eggo Company - Battle Creek, MI
- Worthington Foods, Inc. - Battle Creek, MI
Battle Creek, MI 49016-3599 USA
Ethics and Governance
In 2004, President and CEO Carlos Gutierrez made $14,348,866 in total compensation including stock option grants from Kellogg Co. This is equivalent to earning $275,939 per week.
-- AFL-CIO, 04/05/2006
Kellogg was part of the Coalition Again$t the Costly Labeling Law, a group of companies that worked against Oregon’s Measure 27, which would have required the labeling of GMO products sold in that state. The company donated $60,000 to defeat the Measure.
-- Oregon Secretary of State, 10/31/2002
Source URL: none available
Health and Safety
Although Morningstar, a Kellogg owned company, emphasizes the healthiness of its line of alternative vegan and vegetarian frozen meals, the corporation admits that all of its products besides its organic line contain biotech ingredients, which have questionable health effects. Other disputed ingredients in Morningstar products include artificial flavors, artificial colors and corn syrup. In addition, most of the company’s products are based in soybeans, a crop that has become increasingly controversial as it is the second leading cause of deforestation in South America. Morningstar also states that is continuing to “explore” the use of cage-free eggs in its products but that it currently buys from suppliers that inhumanely cage their hens. However, Morningstar has made an effort to reduce its use of eggs in its products.
-- Morningstar Farms, 02/08/2011
Source URL: http://www.morningstarfarms.com/faq.aspx
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) threatened to sue Kellog over its advertising and marketing of unhealthy cereals and snacks to children. CSPI recorded 54 commercials for Kellogg products in 27½ hours of Saturday morning television; 98 percent of them were for foods the Center says had poor nutritional quality. Kellogg agreed to increase the nutritional value of children's cereals and snacks. The company said it won't promote foods in TV, radio, print or Web site ads that reach audiences at least half of whom are under age 12 unless a single serving of the product has no more than 200 calories, no trans fat and no more than 2 grams of saturated fat.
-- CBS News, 06/14/2007
Kellogg announced that the company will begin using an oil named Vistive, made from Monsanto's genetically modified soybeans. Kellogg says it is one of the first food manufacturers to use the oil to lower levels of trans fat and saturated fat in its products. Vistive will not be added to Kellogg cereals that are already trans fat-free, but other products will contain the genetically modified ingredient.
-- Organic Consumers Association, 12/13/2005
Source URL: www.organicconsumers.org/ge/kellog121505.cfm%20
Kellogg announced a voluntary recall in March 2001 of its meat-free corn dogs sold under the Morningstar Farms and Loma Linda brands. Greenpeace discovered a sampling of the corn dogs to contain StarLink, a genetically-engineered corn not approved for human consumption, that may trigger allergic reactions.
-- Organic Consumers Association, 03/14/2001
Source URL: www.purefood.org/ge/kelloggrecall.cfm
In March 2001, laboratory tests commissioned by Greenpeace suggested that Morningstar Farm’s veggie burgers and meat-free corn dogs contained not only genetically modified soy, but also the controversial genetically altered corn product, Starlink, which has not even been approved for human consumption. Kellogg, Morningstar’s parent company, had previously stated in 1999 that it used a soy protein not produced through biotechnology, despite its products not being labeled as GMO-free. A Kellogg spokeswoman blamed the scandal on the “supplier not providing ingredients to our specifications.”
-- Los Angeles Times, 03/08/2001
Kellogg scored 24 out of 100 in "The Climate Counts Company Scorecard Report." The report judged companies on their committment to reversing climate change. The creation, manufacturing, and transportation of goods greatly contribute to pollution.
-- 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance, 06/18/2007