Beware of possible Salmonella in your morning cereal
Even more people are getting sick with Salmonella from Honey Smacks, even though they were recalled in mid June. The number of infected people is now up to 100 across 33 states including people in Pennsylvania. Salmonella was spread through Kellogg’s breakfast cereal, Honey Smacks, according to a bulletin from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Salmonella outbreak began in early March and additional cases are still being reported. This salmonella outbreak has sent at least 30 people to the hospital.
No deaths have occurred from the most recent outbreak but the Salmonella bacteria causes an infection that can make people sick with diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, according to medical officials. The salmonella infection lasts four to seven days. Salmonella is accounts for 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths per year.
It is important to avoid this cereal if it has a best by date is between June 14th, 2018 and June 19th, 2019. The CDC is recommending people completely avoid eating the cereal for now. Kellogg’s has recalled an estimated 1.3 million cases of the cereal.
The Food and Drug Administration reports that some stores may still be selling this cereal. The FDA ran an investigation, concluding that the strain of salmonella was present at the manufacturing company.
By: Benjamin Roberts