CDC Updates Salmonella Warning of Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal


Kellogg says consumers should discard the affected product and contact them for a full refund: 1-800-962-1413 or by visiting this website.

Even if some of the cereal was eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund. Specifically, the boxes will have a "best if used by" date between June 14, 2018, and June 14, 2019, according to the CDC.

There have been no deaths reported so far.

The CDC investigation indicates that Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal is the likely cause of the outbreak. The FDA warned consumers to avoid the cereal completely.

Also on Friday, the FDA posted a more detailed list of foreign countries where Kellogg distributed the recalled Honey Smacks cereal.

In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses, according to the FDA.

NY has recorded the highest number of outbreak cases (7), followed by California, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania (5 each).

Salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain and typically lasts four to seven days. RIDOH's State Health Laboratory has begun testing the product locally from shelves and RIDOH's Center for Food Protection will be communicating directly with licensed vendors about the recall.

The outbreak has infected 73 people across the United States, including five in California, the CDC said.

Advice to consumersAnyone who has recently eaten Honey Smacks cereal and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should see a health care provider and tell them about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria.

Most people recover on their own without medical treatment.