The CDC Warns “Do Not Eat” Kellogg’s Honey Smacks After 30 More People Get Sick

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Back in July the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement that popular Kellogg’s cereal Honey Smacks was linked to a salmonella outbreak, but the warning didn’t seem to reach everyone.


Since the recall two months ago, 30 more people have gotten sick from eating the sweetened puffed cereal. The CDC has now told retailers not to sell any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal and have warned customers not to eat it.

On  the CDC tweeted, “OUTBREAK Update: 100 Salmonella infections in 33 states linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. Do not eat this cereal,” after it had been confirmed that 100 people were infected in 33 states, with at least 30 of those people being hospitalized.


Salmonella was found in the cereal when tested by the CDC. Salmonella infection often involves the development of a fever, cramps, or diarrhea within 12 to 72 hours of being exposed to the bacteria, and it can last up to seven days. The CDC recommends all boxes of Kellogg’s honey smacks be thrown away or returned for a refund.