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The number of illnesses tied to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks salmonella outbreak grows

Posted at 7:48 AM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 09:48:30-04

The number of people sickened by Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has increased. Thirty more people have been sickened by a  multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to the cereal.

The Centers for Disease Control say there has been 130 cases reported in 36-states. The salmonella outbreak was announced earlier this summer. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In total, there have been 130 cases in 36 states since the outbreak was announced earlier this summer.

No deaths have been reported at this time. The numbers continue to rise after the recall was announced on June 7th.

The CDC advises consumers and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.

“Do not eat any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. This advice applies to Honey Smacks in any size package and with any ‘best if used by’ date.”

The CDC says the cereal has a shelf life of one year and could still be in many people’s homes. They recommend checking your pantry at home to see if you have any Kellogg’s Honey Snacks cereal. If you do, throw out the cereal or return it to the store for a refund.

The FDA is urging anyone who sees Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal for sale to report it to the agency. Click here