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FDA investigating after 73 people become sick from Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Kellogg’s has made a voluntary recall and the Food and Drug Administration is investigating after 73 people became sick from eating the company’s Honey Smacks cereal.

According to the FDA, 24 people have been hospitalized from the multi-state outbreak of Salmonella linked to the cereal.

The company says a third party manufactures the product.

The recalled cereal was distributed across the U.S. as well as Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti, and Spain.

Two products are affected, the 13-ounce and the 23-ounce cartons of cereal with package codes 38000 39103 and 38000 14810. Both boxes of cereal have a “best if used before” date of June 2019.

Symptoms of Salmonella infections include fever, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and can result in death to young children, those with weakened immune systems, and the elderly.

Kellogg’s says to throw away the cereal or return it for a full refund if you have purchased it.

The company is based in Battle Creek, Michigan. 

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