Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Recall Announcement. On June 14, 2018, the Kellogg Company announced a recall for 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal for potential Salmonella contamination. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also announced that 73 people have been infected with Salmonella Mbandaka, in a multi-state food poisoning outbreak that is likely linked to consuming Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.
Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Recall Announcement
According to a company press release, Kellogg and it’s third party manufacturer for Honey Smacks, began investigating the matter after they were contacted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the CDC regarding the reported outbreak illnesses.
The CDC warns that consumers should not eat the recalled cereal and also cautions that
“Use or consumption of products contaminated with Salmonella may result in serious illness. It can also produce serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most persons recover without treatment. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.”
Honey Smacks Recall Information
Product affected by the Honey Smacks Recall include the following cereals distributed across the United States as well as limited distribution in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti and Saipan. 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.Product: Honey Smacks (with limited distribution outside the U.S.); UPC Code: 3800039103; Size: 15.3 oz; Best If By Used Date: JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019 Product: Honey Smacks; UPC Code: 3800014810; Size: 23 oz; Best If By Used Date: JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019
If you suspect that you have contracted Salmonella or are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, contact your doctor. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm Salmonella infection. Let your doctor know that you have consumed or handled the recalled cereal.
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