Federal officials are urging the public to not eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks and to throw away any they have in their homes because of a new Salmonella outbreak that has already sickened 73 people.
The FDA posted a recall notice from Kellogg Co. on Thursday, June 14, that says only the Honey Smacks flavor of cereal is implicated.
Reuters news service reported the nationwide recall covers 1.3 million cases of the cereal. No deaths have been confirmed, but the sick people are spread across 31 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC urges that even if some of the cereal was eaten and no one got sick immediately after eating it, consumers should throw away of the cereal they have in their homes. If the cereal has been stored in containers other than the original packaging and consumers don’t remember the brand or type,they should throw it away. Additionally, be sure to thoroughly wash the cereal container with warm, soapy water before using it again to remove harmful germs that could contaminate other food.