Kellogg’s recalls Honey Smacks cereal due to Salmonella infections

WASHINGTON — Kellogg’s is voluntarily recalling 15.3 ounce and 23 ounce packages of Honey Smacks cereal because the products have the potential presence of Salmonella.

The cereal had been linked to some 73 Salmonella infections in 31 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

Twenty-four people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported, the CDC said.

The affected products have:

  • A “best if used by” date from June 14, 2018 through June 14, 2019 that can be found on the box top.
  • The 15.3 ounce box has a UPC code of 38000 39103. The 23.0 ounce box has a UPC code of 38000 14810. The codes can be found at the bottom of the box.

The CDC said not to eat the cereal and to throw it away or return to the place of purchase for a refund.

If you have partially eaten the cereal and did not get sick, still throw it away or return it for a refund.

If you stored the cereal in a container without the packaging and don’t remember the brand or type, throw it away and thoroughly wash the container.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Signs and symptoms develop between 12 to 72 hours after exposure. Contact a health care provider if you believe you are sick from eating the cereal.

You can find more information by visiting Kellogg’s website.

Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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