Consumers advised not to eat any Honey Smacks
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are advising consumers not to eat any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal until their investigation into the salmonella outbreak is complete. Recall notices officially list only the 15.3 ounce and 23 ounce packages with best buy dates of JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019; however, the health agencies are now warning against eating any of the Honey Smacks cereal products regardless of size or best buy date.
Health officials are also advising consumers who may have repackaged any of the cereal into plastic containers, that they should thoroughly clean those containers after disposing of the potentially contaminated cereal.
The FDA, CDC, and state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka infections. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks sweetened puffed wheat cereal are a likely source of this outbreak. The cereal has sickened at least 73 people in 31 states, with 24 hospitalizations.
Food poisoning caused by salmonella can result in serious illnesses, sometimes requiring hospitalization. Salmonella bacteria are the most frequently reported cause of foodborne illness. Every year, an estimated 42,000 cases of salmonellosis are reported in the United States, according to the CDC.
Past salmonella outbreaks that salmonella lawyer Ron Simon has handled have been linked to a wide range of products, including eggs, cream-filled desserts, yeast, spices, cucumbers, poultry, cake mixes, tuna, dried gelatin, sprouts, cocoa, coconuts, peanut butter (multiple times), and various other fruits and vegetables such as cantaloupes, tomatoes, and peppers.
To learn more about your legal options if you have become ill after eating Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, please contact a Honey Smacks Salmonella Lawyer at 1-888-335-4901.