CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Popular Breakfast Cereal
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning consumers to not eat Honey Smacks cereal. They are advising to throw it out or return it to the store where it was purchased.
A multistate investigation is being conducted as 73 people have become infected with
Salmonella Mbandaka from 31 states. Testing is allegedly pointing to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal. No deaths have been reports however 24 people have been hospitalized. The CDC, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration along with public health officials are conducting the ongoing investigation.
Yesterday, (June 14, 2018) The Kellogg Company voluntarily recalled Honey Smacks cereal with a "best if used by" dates between June 14, 2018 and June 14, 2019. The affected boxes are the 15.3 ounce box which has a UPC code of 38000 39103 and the 23 ounce box with a UPC code of 38000 14810. Even if someone has eaten some of the cereal with no symptoms presenting, the CDC is urging it to be thrown away. If you store the cereal in a container, make sure it is throughly washed.
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