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73 Salmonella Cases Linked to Kellogg's Cereal

Company recalling boxes of Honey Smacks as it investigates
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2018 9:49 AM CDT
Boxes of Kellogg's cereals are seen at a grocery store in Mt. Lebanon, Pa.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar/file)
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(Newser) – Kellogg's is recalling boxes of its Honey Smacks cereal, identified as the likely source of a salmonella outbreak that's hit 73 people in 31 states since March. Of those, 24 had been hospitalized as of May 28, when the last known case was reported. Most have occurred in California, Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania, reports CNN. Some 30 of 39 people interviewed by the CDC said they’d had cold cereal in the week before falling ill, while 14 specifically named Honey Smacks. Kellogg's is voluntarily recalling 15.3-ounce (UPC code 38000 39103) and 23-ounce (38000 14810) boxes of the cereal with a "best if used by" date falling between June 14, 2018, and June 14, 2019, while it investigates, per the Wall Street Journal. Kellogg's has set up a special website here. (Read more recall stories.)

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