CDC: Kellogg’s Honey Smacks source of 31-state salmonella outbreak

June 15 (UPI) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a salmonella outbreak that’s sickened 73 people in 31 states is linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.

The CDC said from March 3 to May 28 the outbreak sent 24 people to the hospital, most in California, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania. No deaths have been reported.

The Kellogg Company announced Thursday it is recalling 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce packages of the cereal with “best if used by” dates between June 14, 2018, and June 14, 2019.

The recalled 15.3-ounce packages have a UPC code of 38000 39103 and the 23-ounce packages 38000 14810.

Kellogg’s has offered a full refund for the products. More information is listed on the company website.

The CDC advised those with the affected cereal to discard it immediately.

Most people infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps within 12 to 72 hours of being exposed to the bacteria. The ailment can be deadly.

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