FDA: Retailers can not legally sell Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal following recall
Jul 14 2018
Do not eat any Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, regardless of package size or best-by date.
The FDA said on Thursday it would follow up with retailers to prevent the sale of the product. People in 33 states have been sickened, and 30 of the 100 people who have fallen ill wound up in the hospital.
Illnesses were first reported on March 3, and the most recent case was found on July 2. "Additionally, the public is urged to report any product being offered for sale to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in their region". Pennsylvania (8), MA (7), and California (6) have the most cases, but illnesses are widespread and affecting all ages.
Although Kellogg's recalled the cereals on June 14, the FDA reports that recalled packages of Honey Smacks cereal are still being offered for sale.
"Do not eat this cereal".
In June, Kellogg said it was investigating the third-party manufacturer that produces Honey Smacks after it was contacted by the FDA and CDC about the illness.
"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. No deaths have been reported in this outbreak.
Symptoms usually begin within a week after exposure to the bacteria. Symptoms develop between 12 and 72 hours after infection and feature a fever, cramps, or diarrhea. Most healthy individuals recover without the need for treatment, although Infants, older adults, and people with a weakened immune system are at an increased risk of serious complications.