‘Do Not Eat This Cereal’: CDC Links Honey Smacks To Salmonella

Postado Julho 13, 2018

People infected with Salmonella may have symptoms including diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. There have been 30 hospitalizations and no deaths. Pennsylvania (8), MA (7), and California (6) have the most cases, but illnesses are widespread and affecting all ages.

The illness usually lasts about four to seven days.

The recall effort follows other prominent salmonella outbreaks, including one linked to pre-cut melon from an facility in Indianapolis that sickened 70 people and another connected to eggs from a single North Carolina producer where 45 people were made sick.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people to stay away warning "Do not eat this cereal" in a Twitter warning issued on Thursday. No deaths have been reported in the latest outbreak. About 450 people die in the United States each year from salmonella.

The Food and Drug Administration says retails still can not legally sell Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal following a recall.

The Salmonella outbreak linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal has now spread to 33 states, including Florida.

The FDA is urging the public to report if the product is being offered for sale to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in their region. The company voluntarily recalled the cereal last month, but the FDA says it's apparently still on grocery shelves and in kitchen cupboards, reports CNN.

The CDC and the FDA are working with state and local health officials across the country to investigate the source of the contamination.