FDA flags sale of recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal

FDA: Retailers cannot legally sell Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal following recall

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.

A salmonella outbreak linked to a popular Kellogg's cereal has infected 100 people, the United States' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday (July 12).

"Do not eat this cereal", the agency said.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration said on Thursday recalled Kellogg Co Honey Smacks cereal was still being sold at retail outlets and warned consumers not to purchase the product. It's still not clear how the contamination might have occurred. The company voluntarily recalled the cereal last month, but the FDA says it's apparently still on grocery shelves and in kitchen cupboards, reports CNN. A case count map breaks down the location and prevalence of cases, the first of which was reported in early March.

"Even if some of the cereal has been eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund", it said. No deaths have been reported. About 450 people die in the United States each year from salmonella.

Use or consumption of products contaminated with salmonella can result in serious illness, including fatal infections, fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, especially for young, frail or elderly people, according to the CDC.

Most people recover without treatment, however.

The CDC says at least 30 of the people infected in the outbreak have been hospitalized.



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