Story by: Maggie Roetker on July 18, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning for consumers telling them not to eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal — no matter the package size or best-by date printed on the package.
The cereal has been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened 100 people in 33 states, including two in Kentucky and three in Indiana. Of these, 30 people have been hospitalized.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection can start to appear 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Symptoms include:
If you need medical attention, 14 Norton Immediate Care Centers are ready to serve you. Most are open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Or you can visit the nearest emergency department.
If you experience these symptoms, here’s what you should do:
The CDC estimates that each year around 1 million people become sick from Salmonella in food. Of these, 19,000 people are hospitalized and more than 300 die.
Most cases of Salmonella last four to seven days and do not require medical treatment. However, you should watch for signs of dehydration, which can be a major concern and require immediate help.
This warning comes on the heels of a June 2018 melon recall that sickened 70 people in seven states.