Agencies warn about consuming Honey Smacks after more illnesses reported

Posted at 9:59 AM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 10:59:35-04

The FDA and the CDC are urging the public to refrain from purchasing or consuming Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal after more illnesses from Salmonella were reported.

The cereal was recalled in June 2018 after several people in 36 states were reported to have become infected with Salmonella linked to the cereal. Since the recall was first issued, 130 people have been infected and 34 have been hospitalized.

The CDC says that 30 people have become infected since the last update on the outbreak in July. Those recent infections, according to the CDC, may not have been reported due to the time it takes for a person to become ill and then report that illness.

Illnesses from the cereal were first reported in March. Those affected by the outbreak range in age between less than one year and 95.

The CDC advises that all Honey Smacks cereal should be disposed of and that consumers should refrain from purchasing any Honey Smacks cereal currently on store shelves.