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Kellogg Company Voluntarily Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal Due to Possible Health Risk

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Kellogg Company Voluntarily Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal Due to Possible Health Risk

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
June 14, 2018
FDA Publish Date:
March 21, 2019
Reason for Announcement:
Company Name:
Kellogg Company
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Kellogg’s
Product Description:
Product Description
Honey Smacks cereal

Company Announcement

Kellogg Company today announced it is voluntarily recalling 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg’s ® Honey Smacks ® cereal (with code dates listed below) because these products have the potential presence of Salmonella. No other Kellogg products are impacted by this recall.

Kellogg launched an investigation with the third-party manufacturer who produces Honey Smacks immediately after being contacted by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding reported illnesses.

According to the CDC, use or consumption of products contaminated with Salmonella may result in serious illness. It can also produce serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most persons recover without treatment. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.

HOW TO IDENTIFY THE RECALLED PRODUCT

The affected product includes the following varieties distributed across the United States as well as limited distribution in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti and Saipan. The BEST if Used By Date can be found on the top of the cereal box, and the UPC code can be found on the bottom of the box.

Description (Retail)UPC CodeSizeBEST If Used By Date
Honey Smacks (with limited distribution outside the U.S.)380003910315.3 ozJUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019
Honey Smacks380001481023 oz JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019

Kellogg is asking that people who purchased potentially affected product discard it and contact the company for a full refund. Consumers seeking more information, including images of these products, can visit kelloggs.com/honeysmacksrecall or call 1-800-962-1413 from Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET as well as Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET.

Link to Outbreak Summary

  • Front panel - 23 oz package 
  • Example of code date located on the top flap of the carton 23 oz 
  • UPC – 23 oz Package located on bottom flap of carton 
  • Nutrition panel - 23 oz package 
  • Front panel - 15.3 oz 
  • Example of code date located on the top flap of the carton 
  • UPC - 15.3 oz  located on bottom flap of carton 
  • Nutrition panel - 15.3 oz 

 

Consumers

Kellogg
1-800-962-1413

Media

Kellogg Media Hotline
Media.Hotline@Kellogg.com
269-961-3799