The FDA has cautioned consumers against eating Kellogg’s Honey Smacks breakfast cereal, after continued reports of illness following a June 2018 recall.
The Kellogg Company issued a recall on June 14 due to Salmonella Mbandaka illnesses reported across 36 states. At least 130 people have been sickened, with 24 hospitalized across 36 states.
The CDC says that people infected with salmonella may experience diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps within 12-72 hours of ingesting the affected food.
Consumers are encouraged to throw away any Honey Smacks cereal they may have at home, even if it was purchased before the recall was issued. Cereal boxes of all sizes and with any “Best if used by” date should be discarded. Bowls and containers that contained any cereal should be washed in warm, soapy water in order to avoid contaminating other foods.
Retailers should not stock the cereal, and consumers should call the FDA Consumer Complaint number for their region if they see the cereal on store shelves.