Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Forces Honey Smacks Cereal Recall

Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Forces Honey Smacks Cereal Recall Photo: courtesy of the CDC

June 19, 2018 05:54 AM

A multi-state salmonella outbreak forced the recall of Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

According to the CDC, 73 people from 31 states were infected as of June 14, which was also when The Kellogg Company recalled the cereal.

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The CDC also reported 24 people were hospitalized; no deaths have been reported.

Illnesses have been reported primarily from March 3 to May 28. The CDC added cases occurring after May 22 might not have been reported yet due to the time it takes between when an individual falls ill and when the case is reported, an average of two to four weeks.

The CDC recommended people throw away or return Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal "of any size package or with any 'best if used by' date."

Although no cases have been reported in Minnesota thus far, one case has been reported in Wisconsin.

RELATED: Iowa Added to Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pre-cut Melon

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