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.
- 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.