'Do Not Eat' Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal, CDC Warns

Simon Moss
July 14, 2018

USA health officials have issued a stark warning against eating Honey Smacks, the popular Kellogg's breakfast cereal, after it was linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people in 33 states across the country in the past month. People in 33 states have been sickened, and 30 of the 100 people who have fallen ill wound up in the hospital. The source of the outbreak remains under investigation.

According to CBS News, the Kellogg Co. announced in June that it was investigating the third-party manufacturer that produces the cereal after being contacted by the FDA and CDC about the salmonella outbreak. "No deaths have been reported", the agency reported on its website.

The CDC warned customers, saying "Do not eat this cereal". The agency revealed that 27 more people from 19 states were infected from the outbreak since the last update on June 14. 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.

Common effects of salmonella is the result of a fever, cramps, or diarrhea within 12 to 72 hours of being exposed to the bacteria.

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Meanwhile, the number of sick people continues to increase.

"Retailers can not legally offer the cereal for sale and consumers should not purchase Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal", the agency said in a statement.

Right now there are no other Kellogg products impacted by the recall.

Some cases turn so severe that patients need to be hospitalized.

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