Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal linked to Salmonella case in Wisconsin

Published: Jun. 18, 2018 at 5:30 PM CDT
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State health officials say there is a confirmed case of Salmonella poisoning in Wisconsin linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks.

Kellogg's recalled boxes of Honey Smacks last week after the sweetened puffed wheat cereal was linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there are now 73 confirmed cases in 31 states.

Most of the cases were in California, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania.

The 15-ounce and 23-ounce boxes have a best-used-by date of June 14, 2019.

Health Services advises if you store your cereal in separate containers without the packaging, throw it away and thoroughly wash the container with warm, soapy water.

Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning usually appear 12 to 72 hours after being exposed, and may include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. These usually last 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment, the CDC says, but cases can be severe for people with weakened immune systems, the elderly, and babies.