Food-borne Illness, Salmonella

Do not eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, CDC warns

Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Federal health officials are warning consumers not to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal in any form due to concerns the product might be contaminated with Salmonella and could make people sick.

So far more than 100 people in 33 states have become infected with the bacteria after eating the cereal.

Officials at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend you:

  • 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 store 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.
  • 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.
  • Recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a “best if used by” date from June 14, 2018 through June 14, 2019. The “best if used by” date is on the box top.
  • The recalled 15.3 oz. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a UPC code of 38000 39103. The recalled 23.0 oz. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a UPC code of 38000 14810. The UPC code is on the bottom of the box.

Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from consuming 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
  • Abdominal cramps


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