On June 14, 2018, the Kellogg Company recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal in CNY, but people are still getting sick as they continue to eat what's in their home or buying cereal that's not been pulled off store shelves.
Advice to Consumers via the CDC:
- Do not eat recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal in any size packaging.
- Check your home for the recalled cereal and throw it away, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.
- Even if some of the cereal was eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund.
- If you store cereal that looks like Kellogg’s Honey Smacks in another container without the packaging and don’t remember the brand or type, throw it away.
Kellogg’s Honey Smacks is a sweetened puffed wheat cereal.
Thoroughly wash the container with warm, soapy water before using it again, to remove harmful germs that could contaminate other food.
Advice to Retailers:
- Retailers should not sell or serve recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.
- Recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a “best if used by” date from June 14, 2018, through June 14, 2019. The “best if used by” date is on the box top.
- The recalled 15.3 oz. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a UPC code of 38000 39103. The recalled 23.0 oz. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a UPC code of 38000 14810. The UPC code is on the bottom of the box.
- Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from consuming recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.
Most people infected with Salmonella develop the following signs and symptoms 12-72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria:
- Abdominal cramps