The FDA is reminding us this morning that we should continue to NOT EAT Honey Smacks cereal over possible salmonella contamination. The expiration date makes no difference - all Honey Smacks cereal should go in the trash can!
In a statement Tuesday, the FDA said an additional 30 people have gotten sick in the multistate outbreak of salmonella illness linked to recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal. One hundred thirty people have become ill since March, although the outbreak was not announced until June.
Symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps and typically begin 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria. The first cases of illness in this outbreak began with symptoms on March 3, and the most recent individuals began feeling ill on July 2.
Symptoms last about four to seven days, and although most people improve without treatment, some may require hospitalization because of severe diarrhea. Thirty-four people have been hospitalized in this outbreak.
Like is said, so far 160 people have gotten sick since March 2018 from this cereal in multiple states. Just avoid the cereal at all costs!