Kellogg recalls specific boxes of Honey Smacks

Pre-cut fruit in a cereal bowl

Both the CDC and Kellogg's are advising consumers and retailers to throw out 15.3 oz. and 23.0 oz. boxes of the Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal.

If you store the cereal in a container without the packaging and don't remember the brand or type, throw it away anyway.

Although no one has died because of the outbreak, 24 people have been hospitalized, according to the CDC. The "best if used by" date is on the box top.

Today, the FDA says it is launching an investigation into a salmonella outbreak likely due to the cereal.

There have been no deaths reported so far.

It started in early March.

Announcing the recall, Kellogg pointed out that it does not actually make the cereal.

Retailers should not sell or serve recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal. NY has the highest number of cases - seven - while California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania have each reported five cases. "And we've worked with the company to immediately initiate a recall of this product".

As of Thursday, 73 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Mbandaka had been reported from 31 states. Symptoms, which can appear 12 to 72 hours after consuming contaminated food, include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever, according to the CDC.

Salmonella can lead to serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children or elderly people or those with weakened immune systems.

Recovery takes anywhere from four to seven days. The list of the foreign countries is: Aruba/Curaçao/Saint Maarten (Netherlands Antilles), the Bahamas, Barbados, Tortola (British Virgin Islands), Costa Rica, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, and Tahiti (French Polynesia).



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