"Additionally, the public is urged to report any product being offered for sale to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in their region".
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. "The FDA has become aware that recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal are still being offered for sale". "The FDA has learned that some retailers are still selling this product". Florida has two people sick. At that time, 73 people in 31 states had confirmed cases of salmonella poisoning. "All Honey Smacks cereal was recalled in June 2018".
In a post on Twitter Thursday, the CDC said Honey Smacks has been linked to 100 Salmonella infections in 33 states and warned, "Do not eat this cereal". Customers should either throw away the product or may return their box of cereal to a store for a full refund. Thoroughly wash the container with warm, soapy water before using it again, to remove harmful germs that could contaminate other food. The first cases were reported in March and the most recent ones on July 2.
"Fifty-five (85 percent) of 65 people interviewed reported eating cold cereal".
"Ill people range in age from less than one year to 95, with a median age of 57". The company has recalled the cereal, and consumers and retailers are being advised to get rid of it. No deaths have been reported in the latest outbreak.
Symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps and typically present 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria. They usually disappear after four to seven days. 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.