CDC Warns Consumers To Not Eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sounded the alarm on Thursday, July 12, over a salmonella outbreak linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. The agency said 100 people in 33 states have been infected with salmonella after consuming the product, with at least 30 of them hospitalized.

“Do not eat this cereal,” the agency warned on Twitter.

Kellogg issued a voluntary recall last month for Honey Smacks products with a “best if used by” date from June 14, 2018, to June 14, 2019, but the CDC is now urging consumers to avoid the product regardless of its packaging date.

Since the last update in June, 27 ill people have been added to this investigation. As of yesterday, 100 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Mbandaka have been reported from 33 states.

The Kellogg Company recalled all Honey Smacks products that were on the market within the cereal’s one-year shelf-life. However, Honey Smacks products with earlier dates could also potentially be contaminated. Do not eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal of any size package or with any “best if used by” date.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention