Do not eat recalled cereal.
"The FDA is advising consumers to not eat and to discard any Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal". The cereal has been linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The company said consumers should throw away any 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce boxes of Honey Smacks with "best if used by" dates between June 14, 2018, and June 14, 2019.
CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continue to investigate this multi-state outbreak. A day earlier Kellogg Co. initiated a recall of certain sized boxes of Honey Smacks with certain date codes.
From breakfast cereal to vegetables, USA health officials are warning people to avoid some foods after this month's outbreak of unrelated intestinal infections, including salmonella.
According to the CDC, use or consumption of products contaminated with Salmonella may result in serious illness.
Salmonella causes cause about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths in the United States every year, the CDC says; more than 80 percent are caused by foodborne bacteria. NY has the highest number of cases - seven - while California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania have each reported five cases.
Most people infected with Salmonella develop the following signs and symptoms 12-72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria. In some people, diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. The disease can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps lasting 4 to 7 days.
Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and then to other places in the body. High-risk people include children younger than 5 years, adults older than 65, and people with weakened immune systems. Most people don't require treatment, but the infection can lead to death in some cases.