Do not eat, do not buy Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, FDA warns

Do not eat, do not buy Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, FDA warns
Posted at 10:16 AM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 08:30:43-04

(RNN) – The Food and Drug Administration posted a consumer alert to both its Facebook and Twitter pages urging consumers to not eat Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal after the product was linked to a 34 state-wide salmonella outbreak, including 130 lab-confirmed illnesses and 36 hospitalizations.

The alert is related to the original recall of Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal in June 2018.

The FDA says this second alert was issued because the CDC has continued to receive reports of illnesses linked to the cereal, so they are reminding consumers to not eat it.

The administration is urging consumers to check their homes for any remaining Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal and if any is found, discard it.

The recall is for all Honey Smacks cereal on the market within the cereal's estimated one-year shelf-life, according to the FDA’s website.

However, the FDA warns that Honey Smacks products with earlier dates could also be contaminated.

The administration also asks consumers to report to them any retailers who are still selling the cereal.

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