Kellogg Company today announced it is voluntarily recalling 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg’s® Honey Smacks® cereal (with code dates listed below) because these products have the potential presence of Salmonella. No other Kellogg products are impacted by this recall.

Description (Retail)

Honey Smacks (with limited distribution outside the U.S.)  

UPC: 38000-39103

Size: 15.3 oz.

BEST if Used By Date: JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019

 

Honey Smacks  

UPC: 38000-14810

Size: 23 oz.

BEST if Used By Date: JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019

Kellogg launched an investigation with the third-party manufacturer who produces Honey Smacks immediately after being contacted by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding reported illnesses. The CDC reports that 73 people in 31 states have become ill. There have been 24 hospitalizations and no deaths.

 

According to the CDC, use or consumption of products contaminated with Salmonella may result in serious illness. It can also produce serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most persons recover without treatment. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses. Consumers who have symptoms of Salmonella infection should contact their health care provider to report their symptoms and receive care.

 

Consumers should not eat any recalled Honey Smacks sweetened puffed wheat cereal. If already purchased, consumers should throw it away or return to the place of purchase for a refund.