CDC: Kellogg's cereal source of 31-state salmonella outbreak

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal recalled over Salmonella concerns

Kellogg recalls cereal for possible Salmonella

- FDA officials announced Thursday that Kellogg's is recalling some of its "Honey Smacks" cereal due to a potential presence of Salmonella.

Twenty-four people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported, the CDC said.

The company is voluntarily recalling 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce packages of the cereal with a "best if used by" date from June 14, 2018, through June 14, 2019.

The CDC said epidemiologic evidence indicates that Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal is a likely source of this multi-state outbreak. The recalled 23-ounce packages have a UPC code of 38000 14810. Healthy people may experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

The illness can cause serious and fatal infections in children, elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

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The affected products were distributed across the United States as well as limited distribution in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti and Saipan.

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

Salmonella can cause diarrhea and severe abdominal cramps lasting up to three days and is particularly unsafe to young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses, according to the FDA. People began reporting illness in early March and it continued through May 28, with 24 hospitalized so far.

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