CDC Warns ‘Don’t Eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks’

Leslie Hanson
September 5, 2018

Thirty more people in the USA have reported sick after eating Kellogg Co's Honey Smacks cereal contaminated with salmonella, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said, bringing the total to 130 cases in 36 states.

According to the FDA, retailers cannot legally sell the cereal as well, and anyone selling the cereal should be reported to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in their region.

While stores can not legally sell Honey Smacks as the outbreak continues, the CDC is concerned infections are continuing as people eat the cereal that has been stored in their cabinets.

Symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps and typically present 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria.

The CDC tweeted a warning to consumers not to "eat this cereal". CDCgov continues to get Salmonella illness reports linked to the cereal.

Thirty-four people have been hospitalized.


Delaware, Minnesota and ME are the latest states to join the list of 36 states where illnesses have been reported as part of the outbreak. No deaths have been reported. "All Honey Smacks cereal was recalled in June 2018".

Illnesses in this outbreak started on dates ranging from March 3, 2018 to August 7, 2018.

No one should be buying or selling any form of Honey Smacks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Do not eat any Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, regardless of package size or best-by date.

While most people recover within a week, some illnesses can last longer and be very severe, especially in young children, older adults, and people with compromised immune systems.

Kellogg had not yet shipped any new cereal to retailers and that people who bought the potentially affected product can contact it for a full refund, the company said in a statement.

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