73 people in 31 states ill from Kellogg’s Honey Smacks
Kellogg’s Honey Smacks sweetened puffed wheat cereal is a likely source of an outbreak of salmonella that has impacted consumers in 31 states across the country. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating the outbreak and Kellogg’s has recalled the packages of cereal believed to be responsible for the salmonella outbreak.
There have been 24 hospitalizations among those who have become ill. To date, 73 people have reported illnesses related to salmonella in 31 states: Alabama (2), Arizona (1), California (5), Connecticut (3), Georgia (2), Illinois (1), Indiana (3), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (2), Massachusetts (5), Maryland (1), Michigan (4), Mississippi (1), Montana (1), North Carolina (3), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (3), New York (7), Ohio (1), Oklahoma (2), Oregon (1), Pennsylvania (5), Rhode Island (2), South Carolina (1), Tennessee (1), Texas (2), Utah (1), Virginia (4), Washington (3), Wisconsin (1), and West Virginia (3).
The FDA is inspecting the facility that manufactures Kellogg’s Honey Smacks and is working with the company to collect additional information. The recalled cereal includes the 15.3 ounce and 23 ounce packages, with best buy dates between June 14, 2018, and June 14, 2018.
Children are the most likely to get salmonellosis from consuming food products contaminated with salmonella. The rate of diagnosed infections in children less than five years old is higher than the rate in all other people. Children younger than five, the elderly, and those people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have severe infections.
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