Defenders update: FDA aware of 'smelly' graham crackers


SAN ANTONIO – Earlier this week, the Defenders reported on a consumer complaint from a local woman who said she detected a chemical-like smell coming from a package of graham crackers.

Numerous online posts from other consumers reported the same issue with the Honey Maid graham crackers.

The Food and Drug Administration told KSAT 12 Friday it is aware of the complaints and the agency has visited the company's headquarters.

The FDA said there is no imminent health issue linked to the graham crackers.

The maker of the crackers, Mondelez International, said it had a quality issue with its low-fat graham crackers earlier this year, but the issue has been resolved.

The consumer featured in the Defenders report purchased Original Honey Made graham crackers. She said they were expired when she opened the sleeves in question.

Mondelez said the woman's crackers were "not optimal" because they had expired.

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