Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal Is Being Recalled

If there's a box of Honey Smacks in your pantry, toss it immediately.

If you have Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal in your cupboard, toss it: It’s part of a recall. The company voluntarily recalled Honey Smacks on June 14, 2018, due to potential contamination with salmonella bacteria. As of Sept. 5, 2018, 130 people in at least 36 states have been diagnosed with salmonella infections, which the Centers for Disease Control and the Food & Drug Administration have linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.

These recalled cereal was distributed across the United States, as well as in Mexico and the Caribbean, among other locations. No other Kellogg’s products are impacted by this recall, so your family’s Froot Loops and Special K should be OK.

Your Next Steps

Salmonella is a food-borne bacteria, and the recall is absolutely worth paying attention to. (Here’s what you need to know about salmonella.) The CDC asks that you please check your pantry or cupboard for recalled Honey Smacks:

  • If you see Honey Smacks on store shelves, please alert the manager immediately. Do not buy it.
  • Have a box? Don’t eat it—even if some of the cereal’s been eaten and no one got sick. Instead, throw it away or return it to the store for a full refund.
  • Not sure? If you store cereal in a container without the packaging and don’t remember the exact brand, throw it away and thoroughly wash the container with warm, soapy water to remove germs that could contaminate other food.

Call Kellogg’s with Questions

For more info, you can visit kelloggs.com/honeysmacksrecall or call 1-800-962-1413 from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Eastern (EST) as well as on weekends from 10 a.m, to 4 p.m.

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