FDA flags sale of recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal

FDA: Retailers cannot legally sell Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal following recall

FDA: Retailers cannot legally sell Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal following recall

Kellogg in June recalled an estimated 1.3 million cases of its Honey Smacks cereal from more than 30 US states due to the potential for Salmonella contamination.

Popular children's cereal Honey Smacks has been linked to a massive salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people.

The statement said salmonella strains had been found in both unopened and leftover samples of Honey Smacks at several locations.

So far people from 33 states have been affected. Infections continued to climb, despite efforts by the FDA and CDC to warn consumers and retailers that the cereal has been recalled and should not be consumed or sold.

People infected with salmonella bacteria can show symptoms after just 12 hours, including diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.

An updated advisory from the CDC recommends that consumers throw away the sweetened, puffed wheat cereal "regardless of package size or best-by date".

The recall effort follows other prominent salmonella outbreaks, including one linked to pre-cut melon from an facility in Indianapolis that sickened 70 people and another connected to eggs from a single North Carolina producer where 45 people were made sick.

Most people recover without treatment, however. Check your home for it and throw it away, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. "The FDA has learned that some retailers are still selling this product".

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