CDC reminds shoppers of Honey Smacks recall

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While the recall covers those boxes of Honey Smacks with a best-by date of June 14, 2018, through June 14, 2019, the FDA is recommending consumers avoid the cereal altogether, because products with earlier dates could also potentially be contaminated.

A sign hangs outside the Kellogg's factory near Manchester, Britain March 7, 2016. The FDA will continue to monitor this situation closely and follow up with retailers as we become aware of recalled products being offered for sale.

The FDA is sending out this reminder because it has learned some retailers are still selling the cereal.

One hundred people in 33 states have been sickened by a salmonella outbreak linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, the CDC reported Thursday. Kellogg's recalled the cereal on June 14.

There has been one reported case in Ohio. Samples of the facility's environment and the product collected during the FDA's inspection match the outbreak strain of salmonella mbandaka, the agency said.

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The number of cases in Louisiana remains the same as it was in June: Two people have gotten sick.

The CDC continued its consumer advisory issued on 12 July, saying that in the event 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".

The agency is urging consumers to check their homes for the recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks. "Ill people in this outbreak reported this cereal more often than any other cereals or food items", according to the CDC.

Children under the age of 5 and adults over the age of 65, as well as people with weakened immune systems, are more likely to suffer more severe symptoms. They usually disappear after four to seven days.

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