Kellogg’s cereal linked to salmonella outbreak in 31 states


The Kellogg Company recalled Honey Smacks cereal on Thursday, June 14 due to Salmonella concerns.

The Center for Disease Control says the cereal is the likely source of a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections. At least 73 cases have been reported in 31 states, causing 24 hospitalizations.

Kellogg recalled 15.3 oz and 23 oz packages of Honey Smacks cereal with a “best if used by date” from June 14, 2018, through June 14, 2019, 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.

The CDC is urging consumers to throw the cereal away even if some of it was eaten and no one got sick. It recommends you 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:
    • Diarrhea
    • Fever
    • Abdominal cramps

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