CDC Urges 'Do Not Eat' Honey Smacks Cereal After Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 100 People

The government agency has issued a stern warning against eating the cereal, regardless of the size of the box or the date you bought it.

The CDC and the FDA have issued a stern warning against eating Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, regardless of the size of the box or the date you bought it.

On June 14, Kellogg’s voluntarily recalled boxes of the cereal within a certain “best by” date range after they were linked to a salmonella outbreak.

Now, government agencies are broadening the list of potentially contaminated boxes. “Do not eat any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, regardless of package size or best-by date,” the CDC wrote in on update to their website on Thursday. “Check your home for it and throw it away, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.”

“Do not eat this cereal,” they followed up in a tweet.

The FDA echoed this warning late last month in an update, calling for consumers to throw away or return any boxes they have. “The recall notice accounts for all of the product that is on the market within the cereal’s estimated one year shelf-life,” read the update. “However, Honey Smacks products with earlier dates could also potentially be contaminated.”

So far, there have been 100 reported infections thought to be caused by the cereal spanning across 33 states. None have resulted in death, though there have been 30 hospitalizations, according to the CDC.

The FDA describes this as an “ongoing investigation,” and says they will provide updates “as more information becomes available, such as product information, epidemiological results, and recalls.”

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