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You Should Stop Eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks

You Should Stop Eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks

Although Kellogg's recalled the cereals on June 14, the FDA reports that recalled packages of Honey Smacks cereal are still being offered for sale.

"Retailers can not legally offer the cereal for sale and consumers should not purchase Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal", Thursday's FDA update said. This brings the total number of illnesses to 100 people since March, although the outbreak was not announced until June.

The FDA is sending out this reminder because it has learned some retailers are still selling the cereal. 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.

In addition, the agency has advised the public to report any sales of the cereal to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in their area.

The agency is urging consumers to avoid Honey Smacks, a sugary puffed wheat cereal which has been the subject of a recall by the company since mid-June.




According to the CDC, salmonella is responsible for about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalisations, and 450 deaths a year, the majority of which are sourced from food.

Health officials said people get sick from Salmonella 12 to 72 hours after ingesting the germ, and experience diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. They usually disappear after four to seven days.

Some cases turn so severe that patients need to be hospitalized.

In this outbreak, NY has the most cases (11), followed by Pennsylvania (eight), MA (seven), and California (six).

So far people from 33 states have been affected.