CDC warning on Kellogg's Honey Smacks: "Do not eat this cereal"

CDC warning on Kellogg's Honey Smacks:

CDC warning on Kellogg's Honey Smacks: "Do not eat this cereal"

A sign hangs outside the Kellogg's factory near Manchester, Britain March 7, 2016.

Do not eat any Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, regardless of package size or best-by date.

The FDA is sending out this reminder because it has learned some retailers are still selling the cereal. Among 77 with available information, 30 (39%) have been hospitalized, the FDA said. Over 70 cases had already been confirmed and linked to the cereal, and Kellogg's was in the middle of a massive recall to get the product pulled from shelves. "The FDA will continue to monitor this situation closely and follow up with retailers as we become aware of recalled products being offered for sale". The federal agency urges consumers to report any product being offered for sale to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in their region.

At the time, there were a number of salmonella cases in New England, including five in MA and one in New Hampshire.

Kelloggs voluntarily began recalling the cereal in June.


"Do not eat this cereal", the agency said.

So far people from 33 states have been affected.

In June, Kellogg said it was investigating the third-party manufacturer that produces Honey Smacks after it was contacted by the FDA and CDC about the illness. Florida has two people sick. They usually disappear after four to seven days.

Use or consumption of products contaminated with salmonella can result in serious illness, including fatal infections, fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, especially for young, frail or elderly people, according to the CDC.

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