Honey Smacks salmonella cases reach 100

Honey Smacks salmonella cases reach 100

The CDC announced Thursday that customers should avoid Honey Smacks, tweeting, "Do not eat this cereal".

According to the FDA, retailers can't legally offer the cereal for sale.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that 27 more people have gotten sick in a multistate outbreak of salmonella illness linked to recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal. "All Honey Smacks cereal was recalled in June 2018".

Kellogg's first issued a product recall on 14 June that warned of possible salmonella contamination. Among 77 with available information, 30 (39%) have been hospitalized, the FDA said. No deaths have been reported in this outbreak.

So far people from 33 states have been affected. Tests also confirmed the strain in samples of leftover Honey Smacks cereal from the homes of sickened people in Montana, New York, and Utah.

Right now there are no other Kellogg products impacted by the recall.

The FDA is sending out this reminder because it has learned some retailers are still selling the cereal.

Salmonella symptoms include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps within about 12 to 72 hours of exposure.

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. The 15.3 oz. package's UPC code is 3800039103 and the 23 oz. package's UPC code is 3800014810.