Kellogg’s Recalls Popular Cereal After Salmonella Outbreak
One of Kellogg's most popular cereals is being recalled.
According to CNN, Honey Smacks cereal has been recalled due to a salmonella outbreak that has so far effected 73 people in 31 states. The Center for Disease Control told CNN that "30 of the 39 people interviewed about the foods they ate in the week before they grew ill reported eating cold cereal, and 14 people specifically reported eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks."
Honey Smacks are described as a "sweetened puffed wheat cereal" that was created in the 80's and saw a rise in popularity in the 90's when Dig'em Frog became the mascot.
The Kellogg's Company told CNN that they are "voluntarily" recalling Honey Smack Cereal packages of 15.3-ounces and 23-ounces with "Best If Used By" date of June 14, 2018, through June 14, 2019.
The UPC code for the 15.3-ounce packages is 38000 39103 and for the 23 ounce packages is 38000 14810.
California, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania are where most of the outbreaks have occurred. No deaths have been reported at this time.
Symptoms of salmonella are fever, diarrhea and abdominal pain which is said to "begin 12 to 72 hours" after you're exposed to the bacteria.