Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

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

Salmonella 101 What you need to know FDA: Retailers cannot legally sell Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal following recall
Gustavo Carr | 13 July, 2018, 15:39

"Retailers can not legally offer the cereal for sale and consumers should not purchase Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal", Thursday's FDA update said. "Retailers can not legally offer the cereal for sale and consumers should not purchase Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal".

The Centers for Disease Control is warning customers not to eat Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal after the breakfast was linked to 100 salmonella infections nationwide. Those symptoms can last between four and seven days, and such illnesses send about 23,000 people to the hospital every year, according to the CDC. "Additionally, the public is urged to report any product being offered for sale to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in their region". The CDC says health officials in several states collected Honey Smacks cereal from retail locations and ill people's homes for testing.

All Honey Smacks products that were on the market within the cereal's one-year shelf-life have been recalled. The agency claimed two exemptions: "disclosure could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings" and possible disclosure of "trade secret and confidential commercial information".

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The agency has said that it has found salmonella stains in unopened and leftover samples of Honey Smacks.

Symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps and typically present 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria. Thirty people have been hospitalized in this outbreak. Pennsylvania (8), MA (7), and California (6) have the most cases, but illnesses are widespread and affecting all ages.