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Salmonella Outbreak In Cereal

It seems that almost every week there is a warning about food contamination. The largest salmonella outbreak in eggs just occurred a few months ago and now salmonella outbreak in cereal that has sickened 73 people across 31 states. The outbreak is linked to Kellogs Honey Smacks cereal according to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Salmonella Outbreak In Cereal
From the CDC

Kellogg Co. is recalling packages of Honey Smacks cereal. The CDC advises that no one consumes any box of Honey Smacks cereal. Their initial warning was for box sizes of 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce boxes with best-if-used-by dates from June 14, 2018 – through to June 14, 2019.

Salmonella Outbreak In Cereal Purchased:

People who purchased Honey Smacks should discard them and contact Kellogg Co. for a full refund. For more information, call 1(800) 962 1413.

Use or consumption of products contaminated with salmonella can result in serious illness, including fatal infections,  vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, fever,  and abdominal pain, especially for young, frail or elderly people, according to the CDC.

Healthy individuals typically recover within four to seven days with treatment.

Salmonella Outbreak In Cereal
From the CDC

From CDC Highlights

CDC recommends people do not eat recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal because it has been linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections.

Important advice for consumers and retailers:

  • Do not eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal in any size package. 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 recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.
  • The Kellogg Company Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal on June 14, 2018.
  • 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 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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