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Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal is the subject of a nationwide recall after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linked the cereal to a Salmonella outbreak in which 73 people have been sickened in 31 states. In addition, 24 people have been hospitalized.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that the Kellogg Company has voluntarily recalled 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce packages of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks with a “best if used by” date from June 14, 2018, through June 14, 2019.

The CDC reports that illnesses from the outbreak started from March 3 to May 28. Ill people range in age from less than 1 year old to 87 years old, and the median age is 58. Sixty-five percent of those sickened are female. No deaths have been reported.

Most of the outbreaks occurred in California, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania, the CDC said.

Illnesses that occurred after May 22 might not have been reported yet because of the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported. This can take as long as a month.

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks:
More on the recall

The recalled 15.3-ounce boxes of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks have a UPC code of 38000 39103. The recalled 23-ounce boxes have a UPC code of 38000 14810. The UPC code is on the bottom of the box.

The CDC has advised consumers who have Kellogg’s Honey Smacks on the shelf that they throw the rest of it away or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

If you store cereal in a container without the packaging and don’t remember the brand or type, you should throw it away. After you do that, thoroughly wash the container with warm, soapy water before using it again. This will remove any Salmonella bacteria that could contaminate other food.

Kellogg's Honey Smacks linked to Salmonella outbreak

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal is the subject of a nationwide recall after the CDC linked the cereal to a Salmonella outbreak in which 73 people have been sickened, and 24 hospitalized, in 31 states.

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks:
Straight from the CDC

The CDC statement concludes with a section entitled “Investigation of the outbreak.” It reads:

“Epidemiologic evidence indicates that Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal is a likely source of this multistate outbreak.

In interviews, ill people answered questions about the foods they ate and other exposures in the week before they became ill. Thirty (77%) of 39 people interviewed reported eating cold cereal. In interviews, 14 people specifically reported eating Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. Ill people in this outbreak reported this cereal more often than any other cereals or food items.

On June 14, 2018, the Kellogg Company recalled 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.

Recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal have a “best if used by” date from June 14, 2018 through June 14, 2019. The “best if used by” date is 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.

CDC will provide updates when more information is available.”

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks:
Salmonella information

As many as 1.2 million Americans are sickened by Salmonella yearly, according to the CDC. Of those 1.2 million annual cases, about 23,000 victims will need to be hospitalized, and approximately 450 of them will die.

The bacteria produce an illness called salmonellosis, which affects the intestinal tract. Salmonellosis can develop anywhere from 12 hours to three days after consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella.

As with most types of foodborne illnesses, symptoms can include:

  • diarrhea, which can become bloody
  • severe abdominal pain
  • vomiting
  • fever
  • chills.

Symptoms can last as long as a week. Most people recover without needing medical attention, but in some cases, the diarrhea can become so severe that hospitalization is necessary.

People most at risk for complications are the very young and the very old, pregnant women, and those with suppressed immune systems.