‘Do not eat this cereal’: CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella

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FDA: Retailers cannot legally sell Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal following recall

Within 12 to 72 hours after infection, fever, stomach aches, and diarrhea begin.

A total of 100 people have been sickened as a result; 30 people have been hospitalized. While most recover within a week, some illnesses can last longer and be more severe.

In this outbreak, NY has the most cases (11), followed by Pennsylvania (eight), MA (seven), and California (six). Thirty people have been hospitalized in this outbreak. "All Honey Smacks cereal was recalled in June 2018". Death is rare but may occur if the person is not treated quickly with antibiotics. No deaths have been reported.

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.

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According to Reuters, the company recalled an estimated 1.3 million cases of the cereal but the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Thursday that it believes the cereal is still being sold by some stores.

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.

The cases have been reported in 33 states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Maryland and Virginia. "Additionally, the public is urged to report any product being offered for sale to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in their region". The source of the outbreak remains under investigation. More information on the recall can be found on the FDA's website.

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