CDC advises consumers to not eat Honey Smacks


While no cases have been reported in Delaware, the Centers for Disease Control is advising consumer not to eat any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal regardless of package size or best-by date.”

The warning is unusually strong, since advisories typically limit the warning to specific distribution areas or serial numbers.

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, the CDC advised.

Those storing cereal that looks like Kellogg’s Honey Smacks in a container should wash out the container thoroughly before using it for other food products. If the consumer does not know whether the cereal in the container is Honey Smacks, the contents should be thrown out.

The CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationare investigating a multistate outbreak ofSalmonellaMbandaka infections linked to the cereal.

So far, 100 people have been infected, with 30 hospitalized. None have died.

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