A sign hangs outside the Kellogg's factory near Manchester, Britain March 7, 2016.
"Do not eat Honey Smacks cereal". Products with a "best if used by" date between June 14, 2018 and June 14, 2019 in several sizes have been recalled, but the FDA has recommended consumers avoid any box of the cereal.
In addition, the agency has advised the public to report any sales of the cereal to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in their area. In these patients, the Salmonellainfection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream and then to other body sites and can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics. At that time, 73 people in 31 states had confirmed cases of salmonella poisoning.
Although Kellogg's recalled the cereals on June 14, the FDA reports that recalled packages of Honey Smacks cereal are still being offered for sale. The FDA will continue to monitor this situation closely and follow up with retailers as we become aware of recalled products being offered for sale.
The cereal is the likely source of the salmonella outbreak, the CDC said.
Even if some of the cereal has been eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund. No deaths have been reported. Healthy individuals typically recover in four to seven days with treatment.
People infected with salmonella bacteria can show symptoms after just 12 hours, including diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.