Put The Honey Smacks Down, CDC Warns After Salmonella Outbreak

FDA: Retailers cannot legally sell Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal following recall

The number of people with salmonella linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal has grown to 100 across the USA, prompting the CDC to issue a blunt warning via tweet: "Do not eat this cereal".

"Do not eat this cereal", the agency said.

At least 30 of the 100 have been hospitalised, while no deaths have been reported, the CDC said.

The FDA is sending out this reminder because it has learned some retailers are still selling the cereal. However, the FDA is asking that consumers avoid purchasing or consuming any Honey Smacks cereal for the time being - regardless of the dates on the box - out of an abundance of caution.

Symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps and typically present 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria.




Although Kellogg's recalled the cereals on June 14, the FDA reports that recalled packages of Honey Smacks cereal are still being offered for sale.

In addition, the agency has advised the public to report any sales of the cereal to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in their area.

The CDC says 100 salmonella infections in 33 states have now been linked to Honey Smacks. Florida has two people sick.

California has six cases listed as of Thursday, according to the disease control and prevention website.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal is still being offered for sale despite being recalled in June. While most recover within a week, some illnesses can last longer and be more severe. No deaths have been reported.

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