CDC: Kellogg’s Honey Smacks – “Don’t Eat This Cereal”

Published July 15, 2018

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says Kellogg’s Honey Smacks have been caused some 100 cases of salmonella infections in 33 states and tweeted: “Don’t eat this cereal.”

This warning from the CDC comes on the heels of Kellogg’s recall last month of Honey Smacks on June 14, 2018.

The CDC issued this release:

Important advice for consumers and retailers:

  • Do not eat any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, regardless of package size or best-by date. Check your home for it and throw it away, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. The Kellogg Company recalled the cereal on June 14, 2018.
  • Retailers should not sell or serve Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.
  • Even if some of the cereal has been eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund.
  • If you store cereal that looks like Kellogg’s Honey Smacks in a 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.

Investigation details:

  • 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.
    • 100 people infected with the outbreak strain have been reported from 33 states.
    • 30 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
  • Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates that Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal is the likely source of this multistate outbreak.
  • This investigation is ongoing and CDC will provide updates when more information is available.





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