Kellogg’s Honey Smack Recalled For Salmonella Scare, New Illnesses Reported

ATLANTA – More than 130 people in 36 states have reported illnesses the Center for Disease Control has linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, leading the company to recall the popular cereal.
The CDC reports that 34 people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. Thirty new cases were recognized even though the cereal was originally recalled on June 14.
The Food and Drug Administration is reporting that recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal is still being sold in some locations, despite the recall, noting that Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a shelf life of one year and could still be in many homes.
Illnesses in this outbreak started on dates ranging from March 3, 2018 to August 7, 2018. The CDC said people get sick from Salmonella 12 to 72 hours after swallowing the germ and experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Most people recover within a week, but some illnesses can last longer and be more severe.
Officials are warning consumers not to eat any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. This advice applies to Honey Smacks in any size package and with any “best if used by” date. Saying retailers should not serve or sell any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. It could be contaminated with Salmonella and make people sick.
People are urged to check their pantries to see if they have any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, if so, throw out the cereal or return it for a refund.
In addition, if consumers see Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal for sale, do not buy it. Report any recalled product being offered for sale to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in your state.