PSA: Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal Is the Latest Food to Hit the Recall List
2018 is quickly becoming of the year of the recall. Following Tuesday’s massive melon scare at Costco, Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods and the egg and romaine lettuce recalls that took place in April, there’s yet another food to add to the caution list: Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.
According to the FDA, Kellogg’s is voluntarily recalling 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Honey Smacks after the cereal was linked to a Salmonella outbreak in 31 states.
While the recall affects boxes with UPC codes 3800039103 and 3800014810 and expiration dates of June 14, 2018, through June 14, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is recommending that you do not eat ANY Honey Smacks. Instead, it is urging consumers to discard any purchased boxes immediately.
PRODUCT RECALL ALERT: Kellogg’s is recalling Honey Smacks cereal in 15.3 and 23 oz packages with UPC codes 3800039103, 3800014810 due to the possible presence of Salmonella. https://t.co/LVqujYqUpKpic.twitter.com/8eS6uB6YgM
— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) June 14, 2018
So far, 73 cases of Salmonella have been reported, 24 of which resulted in hospitalization. Kellogg’s has since launched an investigation into the contamination with its third-party manufacturer and is offering a full refund to anyone who purchased its product.
RECALL: Do not eat recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. This cereal has been linked to an outbreak of 73 Salmonella infections from 31 states. https://t.co/G5WyEiWp5Apic.twitter.com/cXcOfQgtkP
— CDC (@CDCgov) June 15, 2018
Salmonella symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain and can last for four to seven days. In most cases, patients recover without treatment, but fatal infections can occur in young children, frail or elderly people, and anyone with a weakened immune system.
To avoid contamination and potential illness, throw out any uneaten cereal. If you keep your cereal in a container you should dispose of the contents before washing the container thoroughly with warm, soapy water.
For more information, visit the Kellogg’s site or call 1-800-962-1413 from Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm ET or Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm ET.
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