Put down the Honey Smacks! They’re on recall
Before you sit down for a bowl of Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, check the box, as the CDC has reported a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections including three (Bergen, Gloucester and Mercer Counties) in New Jersey.
The CDC says retailers should not sell or serve Honey Smacks and you shouldn't have a bowl, either return it to the place of purchase for a refund or throw it out.
The Kellogg Company is recalling 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal.
If your Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal has a "best if used by" date from June 14, 2018 through June 14, 2019, it's time to get rid of it.
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 CDC says 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 in a container without the packaging and don't remember the brand or type, throw it away, just in case officials said.
After throwing it away be sure to wash the container with warm, soapy water before using it again to remove harmful germs that could contaminate other food.
73 people infected with the outbreak strain have been reported from 31 states, according to the CDC, with 24 people having to be hospitalized.
No deaths have been reported.
CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating the multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka infections.
Epidemiologic evidence indicates that Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal is a likely source of this multi-state outbreak.
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