CDC: Steer clear of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal

SmacksHOLT, Fla., June 16, 2018–The Center for Disease Control is recommending people not eat any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal due to salmonella contamination.

This includes any size package or any “best if used by” dates.

To date, there has been 73 cases of salmonella infections in 31 states causing 24 hospitalizations associated with the cereal, which began appearing the first week of March.

There have not been any reported deaths.

There also have not been any reports of illness in Florida.

The CDC recommends throwing any package of Honey Smacks away, even if some of it was eaten and no one got sick.

Kellogg Co. voluntarily recalled the cereal June 14 after reports from the Food and Drug Administration and the CDC regarding reported illnesses.

Healthy individuals infected with salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

The illness usually lasts four-to-seven days, and most persons recover without treatment.


Recent salmonella outbreaks tied to Kellogg’s Sugar Smacks has infected 73 people in 31 states. (CDC)



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