Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka Infections Linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal

Retailers should not sell any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. It could be contaminated with Salmonella and make people sick.  The Kellogg Company recalled Honey Smacks cereal on June 14, 2018.
CDC continues to recommend consumers not eat any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. People who recently became ill report eating Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal that they had in their homes.
If you see Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal for sale, do not buy it.
Thirty more ill people from 19 states were added to this outbreak since the last update on July 12, 2018.
Three more states reported ill people: Delaware, Minnesota, and Maine.

Highlights
Do not eat or sell any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. It has been linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections.

Important advice for consumers and retailers:

Do not eat any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, regardless of package size or best-by date. Check your home for it and throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. The Kellogg Company recalled the cereal on June 14, 2018.
Retailers should not sell or serve any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.
Even if some of the cereal has been 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 a 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.
Investigation details:

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka infections.130 people infected with the outbreak strain have been reported from 36 states.
34 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates that Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal is the likely source of this multistate outbreak.
This investigation is ongoing and CDC will provide updates when more information is available.