'Do not eat Honey Smacks cereal,' CDC warns amid salmonella outbreak

CDC says avoid this cereal after it was linked to salmonella

CDC says avoid this cereal after it was linked to salmonella

"The FDA has become aware that recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal are still being offered for sale". "The FDA has learned that some retailers are still selling this product".

After the outbreak was discovered, Kellogg issued a recall in June of packages with "best if used by dates" ranging from June 14, 20018, through June 14, 2019. The first cases were reported in March and the most recent ones on July 2.

Florida and Colorado are the latest states to report illnesses as part of the outbreak, bringing the total number of states affected to 33. Samples of the facility's environment and the product collected during the FDA's inspection match the outbreak strain of salmonella mbandaka, the agency said.

At least 30 people have been hospitalized due to the outbreak, the CDC said.

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"Even if some of the cereal has been eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund", the CDC said in a statement on its website.

But efforts to recall the product were not successful.

"Do not eat Honey Smacks cereal". "Thoroughly wash the container with warm, soapy water before using it again, to remove harmful germs that could contaminate other food".

Children under the age of 5 and adults over the age of 65, as well as people with weakened immune systems, are more likely to suffer more severe symptoms. Healthy individuals typically recover in four to seven days with treatment. It says most people infected with salmonella develop a fever, cramps or diarrhea within 12 to 72 hours of being exposed to the bacteria.

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