A popular cereal aimed at children is now listed as illegal to sell and when you read why you'll understand.

In July, the CDC reported 27 cases of salmonella illness linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks breakfast cereal and, after more reports of the illness, the cereal is now ILLEGAL to sell. Just how many more cases? At least 103 more. Save that #fakenews hashtag for somewhere else because the FDA literally shared the info on Twitter.

The last line of the tweet clearly indicates how serious the matter is.

Do NOT eat. Do NOT buy – retailers can NOT legally sell.

And, as a refresher, here are the symptoms linked to salmonella illness, according to CDC.

...diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps and typically present 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria. Symptoms [can] last about four to seven days, and although most people improve without treatment, some may require hospitalization because of severe diarrhea.


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