'Do not eat this cereal': CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella

Leslie Hanson
July 13, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration says retails still can not legally sell Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal following a recall.

California has six cases listed as of Thursday, according to the disease control and prevention website. No deaths have been reported in this outbreak.

The CDC warns the public not to eat any Honey Smacks cereal from any size package and with any "best if used by" date.

A total of 100 people have been sickened as a result; 30 people have been hospitalized.

Kellogg in June recalled an estimated 1.3 million cases of its Honey Smacks cereal from more than 30 USA states due to the potential for Salmonella contamination. "Retailers can not legally offer the cereal for sale and consumers should not purchase Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal".


Symptoms last about four to seven days, and although most people improve without treatment, some may require hospitalization because of severe diarrhea.

The Food and Drug Administration said about 1.3 million cases of the popular Kellogg's cereal, described as a sweetened puffed wheat product, had been recalled from more than 30 states last month, Reuters reported.

If you see Honey Smacks being sold at a store, you are asked to call the FDA consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

The agency has said that it has found salmonella stains in unopened and leftover samples of Honey Smacks.

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