FDA flags sale of recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal

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People infected with Salmonella may have symptoms including diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. "All Honey Smacks cereal was recalled in June 2018".

At least 30 of the 100 have been hospitalised, while no deaths have been reported, the CDC said.

Symptoms last about four to seven days, and although most people improve without treatment, some may require hospitalization because of severe diarrhea.

At the time, there were a number of salmonella cases in New England, including five in MA and one in New Hampshire. Thirty people have been hospitalized in this outbreak. These cases can turn deadly if not promptly treated with antibiotics.

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The Food and Drug Administration said about 1.3 million cases of the popular Kellogg's cereal, described as a sweetened puffed wheat product, had been recalled from more than 30 states last month, Reuters reported.

In June, Kellogg said it was investigating the third-party manufacturer that produces Honey Smacks after it was contacted by the FDA and CDC about the illness. "The public is urged to report any product being offered for sale".

"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", the CDC said in a statement on its website. The source of the outbreak remains under investigation.

"Laboratory testing identified the outbreak strain of Salmonella in unopened and opened boxes of Honey Smacks cereal collected from retail locations and from ill people's homes", the new report stated.

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