NATIONWIDE — Don’t eat the Honey Smacks cereal!
Thirty more people are sick after eating tainted Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.
The cereal was voluntarily recalled by Kellogg’s in June over salmonella concerns.
At least 130 people, including four Hoosiers, have become infected with salmonella since March, according to the CDC.
Several people who recently became ill told the CDC they got sick after eating Honey Smacks cereal they purchased earlier in the year and had in their house.
The CDC believes some people are getting salmonella because stores have kept the cereal on their shelves.
“If you see Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal for sale, do not buy it. The FDA has become aware that recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal is still being offered for sale,” the CDC said.
Eating cereal tainted with salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, fatal infections, and death, according to the CDC.
Thirty-four people have been hospitalized in the outbreak. No deaths have been reported.
How to Avoid Getting Sick
- Do not eat or buy Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, regardless of package size or best by date.
- If you have Honey Smacks in your home, throw it away or return it to the store for a refund.
- Even if some of the cereal has been eaten and no one has gotten sick, throw it away or take it
back to the store for a refund.
- If you have puffed wheat cereal in an unmarked container and you don’t remember the type or brand, throw it away.
- Containers used to store Honey Smacks cereal should be washed thoroughly with warm water and soap.
(Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)