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.
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.
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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