Published: Thu, September 06, 2018
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2nd warning from FDA: Don't eat Honey Smacks

2nd warning from FDA: Don't eat Honey Smacks

As the salmonella outbreak continues to sicken more and more people, the CDC has issued another warning not to eat Honey Smacks cereal.

A popular Kellogg's breakfast cereal has been linked with an outbreak of salmonella poisoning after more than 100 people fell ill. Now- 130 confirmed infections in 34 states.

The FDA tweeted an alert warning consumers to not buy the cereal, and to throw away any boxes which may be in homes.

The FDA and CDC are continuing to advise consumers "not (to) eat and discard any Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal".

FDA reports that recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal is still being sold in some locations, despite the recall earlier this summer. On July 12, 2018 the FDA and CDC updated their web posting to include additional cases linked to this outbreak. In June people had been infected with salmonella from coming in contact with the cereal, and now at least 30 more people have been infected, bringing the total up to at least 130 people.

Neither government officials nor the Kellogg Co. have released the name of the contractor that produced the recalled cereal for Kellogg. JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019 Honey Smacks 23 oz.

Both the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are reminding people not to purchase or consume the cereal that has been recalled since June.

Those who store cereal that looks like Kellogg's Honey Smacks in a container without the packaging and may not remember the brand or type are also encouraged to throw the product away. This is regardless of size or "best if used by" dates.

Honey Smacks' ingredients are listed as: Sugar, Wheat, Dextrose, Honey, Contains 2% or Less of Vegetable, Salt, Caramel Color, Soy Lecithin, BHT for Freshness. Most people develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps that last a few days to a week and don't require treatment.

Symptoms usually begin within a week after exposure to the bacteria.

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