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Kellogs Recalls Honey Smacks After Massive Salmonella Outbreak

With cases reported in 31 states, the company has pulled the breakfast cereal from store shelves.

This Thursday, Kellog Co. announced a recall of Honey Smacks cereal after boxes in 31 states were linked to salmonella outbreaks.

The packages set to be recalled are the 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce boxes of Honey Smack cereal with best-if-used-by dates between June 14, 2018, and June 14, 2019. The recall with not affect any other Kellog product. Recalled products can be identified by the UPC code at the bottom: 3800039103 (15.3 oz boxes) or 3800014810 (23 oz boxes).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a map revealing that, so far, the states with the highest instances of Salmonella connected to the sugary cereal are concentrated on the east and west coasts. Those states are New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and California. Those who purchased recalled items can contact the Kellog Co. for a full refund. More Information is available here.

According to the CDC, consumption of salmonella-contaminated products can cause serious harm. Symptoms can include fatal infections, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Most vulnerable are children and the elderly.

With proper treatment, healthy people infected with salmonella can recover within a week. But it’s always better to be safe than sorry, so parents who have Honey Smacks in the cupboard should check the boxes to ensure that their family is safe.