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Major Cereal Recalled After Serious Salmonella Breakout- 130 Souls Affected; Millions At Risk

September 05, 2018

It’s one of the most popular cereals you can buy in America and while it’s incredibly tasty, consumers are being warned: Do not buy Kellogg's Honey Smacks!


Originally recalled in June 2018 of salmonella, the popular cereal strikes again more than 130 cases have been linked back to Kellogg's Honey Smacks.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that an advisory came in July 2018, when grocery agency’s warned stores not to carry the recalled cereal. In July, the CDC reported that more than 33 states in America were affected by the salmonella outbreak.


The Honey Smacks that are believed to be contaminated were distributed across the United States with limited distribution in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti and Saipan.


On Tuesday, September 4th, CNBC announced that the “latest illnesses were reported across 19 states. Three of those states were not on the CDC's previous update: Delaware, Maine and Minnesota. In total, at least 36 states have been affected by the tainted cereal.”


According to the CDC, this cereal’s contamination with salmonella can cause “serious illness, including fatal infections, fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, especially for young, frail or elderly people.”

The CDC reports that signs of Salmonella in Kellogg’s Honey Smacks have been linked from consumers as young as one year old to 95-years-old. CNBC announced that more than 30 people have been hospitalized, however, there have not been any deaths.


If you have purchased Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, be sure to check kelloggs.com/honeysmacksrecall to ensure your cereal’s safety. You may also call 1(800) 962 1413.

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