Salmonella Outbreak Forces Massive Cereal Recall
The Kellogg Company is voluntarily recalling some of its Honey Smacks cereal after salmonella infected 73 people in 31 states. Most of the outbreaks were in California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York. It recommended that you toss the popular cereal in the trash. The recall is for cereal you may have purchased recently.
According to Delish.com The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a recent outbreak of Salmonella has affected 73 people in 31 states, with 24 people hospitalized. Public health officials believe the outbreak is connected to the cereal. CNN reports that 30 of the 39 people interviewed about the food they ate consumed cold cereal, and 14 people specifically mentioned Honey Smacks; people who got sick reported eating Honey Smacks more than other cereals.
The recall affects 15.3-ounce packages with the UPS Code 3800039103 and 23-ounce packages with the UPS Code 3800014810. Both have best used by dates from June 14, 2018, through June 14, 2019.
Consumers are advised to throw the cereal away and contact Kellogg for a refund.
Salmonella usually causes fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.