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

FDA: Retailers cannot legally sell Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal following recall

Salmonella Linked to Honey Smacks Sickens 100 People in Outbreak; 6 Cases in California

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

The CDC is warning people "Do not eat this cereal". At least 30 of the 100 people have been hospitalized; no deaths have been reported, the CDC said.

While the recall covers those boxes of Honey Smacks with a best-by date of June 14, 2018, through June 14, 2019, the FDA is recommending consumers avoid the cereal altogether, because products with earlier dates could also potentially be contaminated. The federal agency urges consumers to report any product being offered for sale to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in their region.

Kelloggs voluntarily began recalling the cereal in June.

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The agency has said that it has found salmonella stains in unopened and leftover samples of Honey Smacks.

The CDC says 100 salmonella infections in 33 states have now been linked to Honey Smacks. Customers should either throw away the product or may return their box of cereal to a store for a full refund. 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. No deaths have been reported. Sick people should tell their doctors about their possible exposure to Salmonella because special lab tests are required to properly diagnose the infections.

Common effects of salmonella is the result of a fever, cramps, or diarrhea within 12 to 72 hours of being exposed to the bacteria. Most healthy individuals recover without the need for treatment, although Infants, older adults, and people with a weakened immune system are at an increased risk of serious complications.

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