Do Not Eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal
As of today, 100 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Mbandaka have been reported from 33 states, including Colorado. A list of the states and the number of cases in each can be found on the Case Count Map page.
Illnesses started on dates from March 3, 2018, to July 2, 2018. Ill people range in age from less than one year to 95, 30 have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
Health officials in several states collected Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal from retail locations and ill people’s homes for testing. Laboratory testing identified the outbreak strain of Salmonella Mbandaka in a sample of unopened Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal collected from a retail location in California. Laboratory testing also identified the outbreak strain in samples of leftover Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal collected from the homes of ill people in Montana, New York, and Utah.
The Kellogg Company recalled all Honey Smacks products that were on the market within the cereal’s one-year shelf-life. However, Honey Smacks products with earlier dates could also potentially be contaminated. Do not eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal of any size package or with any “best if used by” date.