In June, the CDC sent out a notice for a recall on Kellogg’s Honey Smacks due to them causing salmonella. More than 100 people have become ill from consuming the cereal.
According to reports from the CDC, everyone who owns a box should throw the boxes out or bring them back to retailers for a refund. 100 people from 33 different states have become sick after ingesting the Honey Smacks. Thirty people have had to go to the hospital due to their sickness.
California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Texas, and New Jersey are just a few of the states impacted by the cereal. The CDC warns retailers to discontinue selling the cereal. In a statement, they say that even if people have eaten some of the cereal and have not become ill. They should still throw the cereal away just in case.
Also, they warn people to wash and disinfect any reusable containers that may have held the cereals with hot, soapy water.
Honey Smacks Cereal On Recall Due To Salmonella Contamination
The first report of salmonella in the cereal came earlier this March with the latest being this past July 2. Not everyone who is sick with salmonella have records in the CDC’s data bank.
When the recall was first announced in June, the CDC was sure that it came from the breakfast cereal after interviewing people who were sick.
If someone consumes a product with salmonella may face serious health consequences. It some, it can produce a fatal infection, especial in young children and the elderly. Also, those who are weak and frail and those with vulnerable immune systems.
People with good health who contract salmonella can suffer from symptoms such as fever, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Sometimes, the organism can get into a persons bloodstream and cause more illness to come about such as endocarditis arthritis, and arterial infections.