30 more cases of salmonella poisoning are confirmed due to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. The Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) says the total number of illnesses has now reached 130.
Kellogg’s voluntarily recalled their Honey Smacks Cereal due to a possible salmonella risk in June. The recall issued after several people reported illnesses to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The CDC and the FDA warned consumers to not purchase any of the affected cereal if they are still on store’s shelves.
The cereal was distributed across the United States, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti, and Saipan.
The affected cereal has a UPC code of 3800039103 (15.3-ounce boxes) and 3800014810 (23-ounce boxes) and a best by date of June 14, 2018-June 14, 2019.
Kellogg’s urges anyone who has purchased the cereal, to throw it away and contact the company for a full refund. You can visit kelloggs.com/honeysmackrecall or call 1-800-962-1413 for more information.
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause a serious infection. The elderly, children and those with weak immune systems can have serious and even fatal complications.
Recovering compensation after an injury or illness from a defective product
If you can prove that your food poisoning or food-related illness or injury was caused by a contaminated or misbranded food product, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the business that sold or prepared that food product. You should also contact your local health department to report the incident.
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