HONEY SMACKS CEREAL AND PRE-CUT MELONS RECALLED DUE TO SALMONELLA

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By Miriam Raftery

 June 15, 2018 (San Diego) – The Kellogg Company has announced a recall of Honey Smacks cereal, which is linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened over 70 people  in 31 states, including California.

 In addition, the Centers for Disease Control have confirmed that pre-cut melons in California and other states have been recalled due to a separate salmonella outbreak. Melons were sold in major outlets including Walmart , Sprouts and Trader Joes. Read more on recalled melons here.

 The recalled cereals in two sizes (15.3 and 23 oz. packages) have “best if used by” dates on box tops from June 14, 2018 through June 14, 2019.  Consumers are advised to throw away the cereal even if some has already been eaten without illness, since portions could still be contaminated.  Also wash any container in which you may have stored the cereal, if not in its original box.

 Salmonella can cause serious or fatal infections particularly in children, the elderly, and those with weak immune systems.  It can also cause illness in healthy people including fever, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain as well as rarely, systemic illnesses such as heart infections or arthritic joint pain.