24 Hospitalized From Salmonella Linked To Kellogg's Cereal

24 Hospitalized From Salmonella Linked To Kellogg’s Cereal

The Kellogg Company has announced a voluntary recall of all Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal because the products have the potential presence of Salmonella. No other Kellogg products are impacted by this recall.

According to a news release from the Kane County Health Department, Kellogg launched an investigation with the third-party manufacturer who produces Honey Smacks immediately after being contacted by the Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control regarding reported illnesses.

The CDC is reporting that 73 people infected with the outbreak strain have been reported from 31 states and 24 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

There have been no cases yet reported in Illinois.

According to the CDC, use or consumption of products contaminated with Salmonella may result in serious illness. It can also produce serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most persons recover without treatment. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.

Kellogg is asking that people who purchased potentially affected product to discard it and contact the company for a full refund.

Consumers seeking more information, including images of these products, can visit kelloggs.com/honeysmacksrecall or call 1-800-962-1413 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, as well as 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST Saturday and Sunday.

More information about the outbreak is available by clicking this link to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration website.

SOURCE: Kane County Health Department news release