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Warning: CDC issues alert for popular cereal after at least 100 people contracted salmonella

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Jul 18, 2018
07:15 A.M.
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National alerts have been sent out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning people of Kellogg’s popular Honey Smacks cereal being contaminated by salmonella.

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More than 100 people have been affected by a salmonella outbreak across 33 states in the past month, and according to US health officials, the cereal may be the possible cause for it.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took to Twitter to advise the consumers not to eat any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal ‘regardless of package size or best-by date.’

The CDC advised that the product should best be thrown away or returned for a refund even if none got sick after eating it.

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On June 14th, Kellogg’s had issued a product recall and warned the public of possible contamination.

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According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), they first found out about various Salmonella mbandaka illness cases from different states on May 17th.

After interviews with the affected people, investigators later identified that Honey Smacks was a potential source of the illness, which caused the recall.

Despite the efforts made to have the products returned to the company, they were unsuccessful.

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After several warnings from the FDA and CDC not to consume and sell the cereal, the rate of victims still increased.

Statistics from the FDA showed that the victims’ ages range from less than one year old to 95 years old. The median was 57 years. Also, 68% of the infected people were female.

Among the 77 people who had available information, 30 of them were hospitalized, as revealed by the FDA.As of now, no deaths have been announced.

The CDC advised the consumers saying that if a cereal ‘looks like Kellogg’s Honey Smacks in a container without the packaging and don’t remember the brand or type, throw it away.’

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