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UPDATE 1-Kellogg posts 4th-qtr loss, hit by higher costs, strong dollar

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CHICAGO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Kellogg Co reported a fourth-quarter loss on Thursday, hurt by a strong U.S. dollar and higher costs, as the cereal maker undergoes a restructuring and considers the sale of some units.

Shares of Battle Creek, Michigan-based Kellogg were down 3.6 percent at $57.02 in premarket trading.

The company said in November that it would reorganize its North American division and explore a sale of its cookies and fruit snacks units - which include brands such as Keebler and Stretch Island - as it sharpens focus on its core businesses.

Kellogg, like other packaged food companies, has struggled to boost sales in recent years because of intense pricing pressure from retailers and consumers opting for healthier, fresher food. (Reporting by Richa Naidu Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Steve Orlofsky )