Louisiana Salmonella Infections Linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal
Jun 16, 2018 11:24AM
● Published by Staff Writer
Recall and Advice to Consumers and Retailers from the CDC
On June 14, 2018, the Kellogg Company recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.
CDC recommends people do not eat recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal because it has been linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections.
- Cases reported to the CDC and FDA: 73 including 2 in Louisiana
- States: 31 including Louisiana
- Hospitalizations: 24
Important Advice to Consumers
Do not eat recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal in any size packaging. Check your home for the recalled cereal and throw it away, or return it to the place of purchase 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.
If you store cereal in another 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.
Advice to Retailers
Retailers should not sell or serve recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.
Recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a “best if used by” date from June 14, 2018 through June 14, 2019. The “best if used by” date is on the box top.
The recalled 15.3 oz. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a UPC code of 38000 39103. The recalled 23.0 oz. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a UPC code of 38000 14810. The UPC code is on the bottom of the box.
Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from consuming recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.
Most people infected with Salmonella develop the following signs and symptoms 12-72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria:
> Abdominal cramps
CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka infections.
73 people infected with the outbreak strain have been reported from 31 states.
24 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
Epidemiologic evidence indicates that Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal is a likely source of this multistate outbreak.
More information can be found at the CDC website
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