Kellogg recalls Honey Smacks because of salmonella potential

Maricruz Casares
Junio 18, 2018

On June 14, the Kellogg Company issued a voluntary recall on 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce boxes of Honey Smacks cereal with UPC codes 3800039103 and 3800014810, and a "best if used by" date of June 14, 2018 through June 14, 2019.

The Center for Disease Control says to throw the cereal away or return it for a refund.

Even if some of the cereal was eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund. The BEST if Used By Date can be found on the top of the cereal box, and the UPC code can be found on the bottom of the box. According to the CDC, "epidemiologic evidence indicates that Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal is a likely source of this multistate outbreak". No deaths have been reported, according to the CDC.

Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal has been recalled in association with a recent salmonella outbreak.

Officials say no other Kellogg products are impacted by this recall. "However, Honey Smacks products with earlier dates could also potentially be contaminated", the agency website said.

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New York, California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania are among the states to report cases of the Salmonella Mbandaka strain, with New York reporting the highest most at 7.

Salmonella poisoning can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps that could last from four to seven days.

The product was sold by retailers in the United States, including Guam and Saipan. So far, 73 people have been infected and 24 people hospitalized across 31 states, but no deaths have yet been reported.

In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.

People who think they might have symptoms of a salmonella infection should consult their healthcare provider.

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