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Recall and Advice to Consumers and Retailers

Final Update

This outbreak investigation is over. However, recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a long shelf life and might still be in people’s homes. Consumers unaware of the recall could continue to eat these products and potentially get sick. Read the Recall and Advice to Consumers and Retailers.


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On June 14, 2018, the Kellogg Company recalled Honey Smacks cereal.

Advice to Consumers

  • Do not eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal with a “best if used by” date of June 14, 2019 or earlier. The “best if used by” date is on the box top.
  • Check your home for the recalled cereal and throw it away, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.
    • Even if some of the cereal was eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund.
  • If you stored cereal that looks like Kellogg’s Honey Smacks in another container without the packaging and don’t remember the brand or type, throw it away.
    • Kellogg’s Honey Smacks is a sweetened puffed wheat cereal.
    • Thoroughly wash the container with warm, soapy water before using it again, to remove harmful germs that could contaminate other food.

Advice to Retailers

  • Retailers should not sell or serve recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.

Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from eating recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.

  • Most people infected with Salmonella develop the following signs and symptoms 12-72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria:
    • Diarrhea
    • Fever
    • Stomach cramps
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