Some packages of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal are being recalled because of a salmonella outbreak.

Kellogg’s recalls “Honey Smacks” over salmonella concerns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned consumers about eating a popular cereal because of  a salmonella outbreak  in multiple states.

Kellogg Company  is voluntarily recalling 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg’s “ Honey Smacks” cereal because of concerns about the potential presence of salmonella. 

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The most recent states added to the list are Colorado and Florida.

The Atlanta-based agency tweeted to consumers: “Do not eat this cereal.”

 

So far, 100 people  from 33 states have been infected by this outbreak , according to CDC.  

Thirty people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a “best if used by” date from June 14, 2018 through June 14, 2019. The “best if used by” date is on the box top. 

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The recalled 15.3 oz. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a UPC code of 38000 39103. The recalled 23.0 oz. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a UPC code of 38000 14810. The UPC code is on the bottom of the box.

“We continue to work with the FDA and the third-party manufacturer to determine how this happened and ensure it doesn’t happen again,” according to a Kellogg spokesperson.

Consumers seeking more information, including images of these products, can visit kelloggs.com/honeysmacksrecall or call 1-800-962-1413 from Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.”

Here’s what the CDC recommends:

  • Check your home for it and throw it away, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. 
  • Retailers should not sell or serve Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. 
  • Even if some of the cereal has been eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund. 
  • If you store cereal that looks like Kellogg’s Honey Smacks in a container without the packaging and don’t remember the brand or type, throw it away. 
  • Thoroughly wash the container with warm, soapy water before using it again, to remove harmful germs that could contaminate other food.

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