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Recalled Honey Smacks Still On Store Shelves; More People Sick

23oz Honey Smacks (FDA)
15.3oz Honey Smacks

Some retailers are still selling recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks responsible for an expanding nationwide Salmonella outbreak, spurring the FDA to once again urge consumers to not buy or eat the cereal.

Investigators have laboratory confirmation that the outbreak strain of Salmonella Mbandaka is in the manufacturing facility and in unopened packages of the cereal. As of June 12, the food manufacturer — which Kellogg’s hired to make the Honey Smacks — stopped producing the product.

Food and Drug Administration officials reminded retailers that it against federal law to sell recalled food. The federal agency urges consumers to report any product being offered for sale to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in their region. 

The FDA it is continuing to work with the firm to address corrective actions, according to its June 12 update.

“All Honey Smacks cereal was recalled in June 2018. Retailers cannot legally offer the cereal for sale and consumers should not purchase Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal,” the FDA reported.

“The FDA has learned that some retailers are still selling this product. The FDA will continue to monitor this situation closely and follow up with retailers as we become aware of recalled products being offered for sale.”

Food Safety Newsexcerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, July 14, 2018