Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination

Certain Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal packages have been voluntarily recalled by the Kellogg Company as the result of the possible existence of Salmonella. Kellogg Company released a statement on June 14 explaining the reasoning and the details of the affected product.

As written on the Kelloggs.com, “Kellogg Company today announced it is voluntarily recalling 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg’s® Honey Smacks® cereal (with code dates listed below) because these products have the potential presence of Salmonella. No other Kellogg products are impacted by this recall.

Kellogg launched an investigation with the third-party manufacturer who produces Honey Smacks immediately after being contacted by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding reported illnesses.

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.

HOW TO IDENTIFY THE RECALLED PRODUCT

The affected product includes the following varieties distributed across the United States as well as limited distribution in Costa RicaGuatemalaMexico, the CaribbeanGuam, Tahiti and Saipan. The BEST if Used By Date can be found on the top of the cereal box, and the UPC code can be found on the bottom of the box.

Description (Retail)

UPC Code

Size

BEST if Used By Date

Honey Smacks (with limited distribution outside the U.S.)

3800039103

15.3 oz

JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019

Honey Smacks

3800014810

23 oz

JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019

 

Kellogg is asking that people who purchased potentially affected product 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 Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET as well as Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET.”