More Cases of Salmonella Reported From Honey Smacks Recall
Just a little over 3 weeks ago Kellogg's issued a recall on their Honey Smacks cereal due to Salmonella.
Today, More cases have been reported of people contracting the illness.
WGN shares that the "US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that 27 more people have gotten sick in a multistate outbreak of salmonella illness linked to recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal."
That brings the total to 100 people since the outbreak was reported in June.
The US Food and Drug Administration is urging all consumers to not eat Honey Smacks and that retailer should not sell it, because there's a "chance of salmonella contamination."
Evidently, the FDA found out that after they issued the recall in June some of the Honey Smacks cereal were still being offered for sale. Eww... Ick!
Oh wow! That's how more people got sick.
The FDA stated that "all Honey Smacks cereal [were] recalled in June 2018. Retailers cannot legally offer the cereal for sale and consumers should not purchase Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.”
That's just terrible that some one still tried to make a profit on the cereal and now more have gotten sick with salmonella.
The FDA advises anyone who sees Honey Smacks on store shelves "to report any sales of the cereal to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in their area."
If a person gets infected with salmonella the symptoms include: "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."
Click the link here to find out the specifics of the recalled Honey Smacks.