Kellogg Strikes Cereal Factory Emissions Deal With EPA

Law360, New York (October 25, 2012, 3:36 PM EDT) -- Kellogg USA Inc. has agreed to pay $500,000 to resolve U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claims that it emitted volatile organic compounds and failed to obtain proper permits at its Michigan facilities, according to a consent decree filed Thursday.

The suit, filed simultaneously with the consent decree, claims Kellogg and subsidiary Keebler Co. operated flavor-coating equipment on cereal manufacturing lines at one of its Michigan plants without securing Clean Air Act permits or using required control technology to limit VOC emissions. Kellogg also released excessive amounts of...
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