Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Due To Salmonella Risk

June 15, 2018

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Before you pour a bowl of cereal, Kellogg is recalling certain boxes of Honey Smacks as 73 people in 31 states have been sickened by salmonella. The Kellogg Company said it is voluntarily recalling 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce packages of the cereal with a "best if used by" date from June 14, 2018, through June 14, 2019 after the government was able to trace the outbreak to the popular cereal. Upon the CDC and FDA contacted Kellogg's about the reported illness, the company said it immediately launched an investigation with the third-party manufacturer that produces the cereal. Symptoms of salmonella include fever, diarrhea and abdominal pain that begins 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria. Most people recover in four to seven days. No one has died from this particular outbreak. The UPC code for the recalled 15.3-ounce packages is 38000 39103, according to Kellogg's and the CDC. The recalled 23-ounce packages have a UPC code of 38000 14810. You can return the product to the point of purchase for a refund.

SOURCE: CNN

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