More people have been been found sick after eating Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. The brand was recalled in June due to salmonella concerns. In all, there have been 130 cases according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
On Tuesday (September 4), the CDC told retailers not to sell ANY Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal and customers to not buy it or even eat it. The update comes after a CDC advisory this past July, when the health agency also warned people not to eat the flavored cereal.
The illness has now been linked to 19 additional states, bringing the total of states affected to a staggering 36. Texas has 3 reported cases of salmonella with New York, Pennsylvania and California having the most cases with 15, 11 and 11 respectively.
Eating cereal contaminated with salmonella can cause serious illness. Those illnesses include fatal infections, fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Healthy individuals typically recover from a salmonella diagnosis in four to seven days with treatment.