The CDC has confirmed 73 salmonella cases in 31 states linked to 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages ofKellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. The recalled 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.
Consumers who ate the contaminated cereal started reporting illnesses on dates ranging from March 3, 2018, to May 28, 2018, the agency said.
If you have the cereal in your home, the CDC says:
- Throw out the cereal or return it for a refund.
- If you store cereal in a 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.
Salmonella sickens most people within 12 to 72 hours after infection. Most victims recover within a week, but some illnesses can last longer and might be more severe.
Courtesy of FDA.gov:
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) today announced that it is voluntarily recalling certain varieties and limited dates of production of Mother's®, Keebler®, Kellogg's® Special K® brownies, Murray® and Famous Amos® snacks and cookies because they may contain undeclared peanut residue. Kellogg initiated the recall after its supplier, Grain Craft, recalled wheat flour that has the potential to contain low levels of peanut residue.
While consumers with severe peanut allergies should avoid the recalled products, the FDA has stated that the amount of peanut exposure from the flour is low and not expected to cause adverse health effects in the vast majority of peanut allergic consumers. The company has received no reports of related illness to date and is taking this action out of an abundance of caution.
HOW TO IDENTIFY THE RECALLED PRODUCT
The following products were distributed throughout the United States and Puerto Rico:
Description (Retail)UPC CodeSizeBetter If Used Before DateKeebler® Gripz® Variety On the Go Pack30100 1052514 CountDEC 09 16 thru DEC 11 16Keebler® Gripz® Grahams Cinnamon3005010.9 oz.JAN 07 17Keebler® Chips Deluxe® Gripz® Mighty Tiny Chocolate Chip Cookies3000310.9 oz.JAN 08 17Keebler® Animals Crackers 2.4 oz. Cup30100 108502.4 oz. CupDEC 19 16 thru Jan 04 17Keebler® E.L. Fudge® Double Stuffed Sandwich Cookies30100 2036312.0 oz.JAN 06 2017 thru JAN 08 2017Keebler® Mini Sandies® Shortbread Cookies30100 739701.0 oz.DEC 30 16Keebler® Cookie Dough Minis30100 109022.5 oz.Jan 02 17Keebler® Disney Frozen Graham Snacks Cinnamon On the Go Caddy30100 1095512 countJAN 05 17; JAN 20 17 thru JAN 21 17Keebler® Disney Frozen Graham Snacks Cinnamon 2.2 oz. Cup30100 109572.2 oz. CupJAN 06 17Famous Amos® Chocolate Chip cookies 2.7 oz. Cup76677 100332.7 oz. CupDEC 11 16; DEC 14 16 thru DEC 15 16Famous Amos® Cookies Chocolate Chip cookies 12.4 oz.76677 5410412.4 oz.JAN 11 17 thru JAN 13 17Famous Amos® Double Chocolate Chip cookies76677 1006012.4 oz.JAN 04 17 thru JAN 05 17Famous Amos® Chocolate Chip Pecan cookies76677 5410712.4 oz.JAN 14 17Kellogg's® Special K® Mini Brownies Blondie38000 738196 countJAN 01 2017 thru JAN 02 2017Kellogg's® Special K® Mini Brownies Fudge38000 764346 countJAN 03 2017Mother's® Double Chocolate Chip Minis Cookies27800 1001212 oz.JAN 05 17Murray® Ginger Snaps Old Fashioned Ginger Cookies82011 1000716 oz.JAN 01 17; JAN 04 17Keebler® Honey Grahams30100 38406200 countDEC 31 16 thru JAN 02 17Keebler® Honey Grahams30100 2024830 countDEC 31 16 thru JAN 03 17Keebler® Graham Cracker Crumbs30100 15347160 oz.DEC 31 16Keebler® Premium Whole Chocolate Crèmes30100 4595325 lbs.JAN 01 17Keebler® Animal Totes30100 49509400 lbs.JUN 01 16Keebler® Graham Cracker Crumbs30100 16154400 oz.DEC 31 16
Images of these products can be found at www.Kelloggs.com/FlourRecall. No other Kellogg products are impacted by this recall.
Kellogg is asking that people who purchased affected product discard it and contact the company for a full refund. Consumers can call 1-800-962-1413, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET or by visiting https://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/contact-us.html
OUTBREAK: An outbreak of 73 Salmonella infections from 31 states has been linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. Do not eat recalled cereal. Throw it away or return it to the place of purchase. https://t.co/G5WyEiWp5A pic.twitter.com/YjqMTJbQYx— CDC (@CDCgov) June 15, 2018