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Kellogg Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal Over Salmonella Risk

June 14, 2018 - 5:14 pm
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DETROIT (WWJ) - The Kellogg Company is issuing a voluntary recall of its Honey Smacks cereal over Salmonella concerns.

The FDA contacted the company after customers reported illnesses in connection with 15.3 and 23-ounce packages of Honey Smacks. The company has now launched an investigation with the third-party manufacturer who produces the cereal. 

The affected product includes the following varieties distributed across the U.S., as well as limited distribution in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti and Saipan. The "BEST if Used By Date" can be found on the top of the cereal box, and the UPC code can be found on the bottom of the box.

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Recalled Honey Smacks (Image and information courtesy of Kellogg)

The company says no other Kellogg products are impacted by the recall.

According to the CDC, use or consumption of products contaminated with Salmonella may result in serious illness. It can also produce serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with Salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most persons recover without treatment. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.

Kellogg is asking anyone who bought the potentially affected product to throw it away, and contact the company for a full refund.

For more information, customers can call 1-800-962-1413 from Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET as well as Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET or visit this link.