Published: Sat, June 16, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal recalled over salmonella outbreak

Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal recalled over salmonella outbreak

The Kellogg Company has announced a voluntary recall of its Honey Smacks cereal due to the potential presence of salmonella.

Kellogg's is asking those who purchased the potentially affected products to discard them and contact the company for a full refund.

Kellogg's is recalling its Honey Smacks cereal this week after the boxed breakfast food was linked to dozens of Salmonella infections across the country.

NBC reports the USA health regulator also said it is inspecting the third-party manufacturer that produces the cereal immediately after being contacted by the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Kellogg Company voluntarily recalled affected packages of the cereal after the CDC contacted the company. However, no deaths have been reported.

Afghanistan appeals for more cricket as historic match starts in India
Rahane said it would be an "honour" for every Indian to be part of the match and acknowledge Afghanistan's big moment in cricket. Only Don Bradman - six times - has scored 100-plus runs in a session on more occasions than Dhawan.

Most people infected with Salmonella develop the following signs and symptoms 12-72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria.

"This is based on preliminary evidence linking the cereal to an outbreak of illnesses across the country, said Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb in an agency brief". The CDC said 24 people have been hospitalized.

Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and then to other places in the body. The 15.3-oz. packages have UPC code 3800039103 while the 23-oz. have UPC code 3800014810.

Honey Smacks cereal fans, beware.

The recall involves 15.3-oz. and 23-oz. packages of the cereal, according to health officials. Additionally, the CDC notes that if you stored the cereal in any kind of reusable container, you should also be sure to thoroughly clean that container before using it with any other foods. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment.

Like this: