Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal recalled
Kellogg Company is voluntarily recalling specific packages of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal because it may be contaminated with salmonella, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent June 15.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Richard Stith, lead consumer safety officer for DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has recalled or withdrawn products in its inventory, they are immediately removed from store shelves.
The following products are affected by this recall:
- Honey Smacks, 15.3 ounces: UPC 3800039103 with “best if used by” dates of June 14, 2018 through June 14, 2019
Honey Smacks, 23 ounces: UPC 3800014810 with “best if used by” dates of June 14, 2018 through June 14, 2019
The UPC code can be found on the bottom of the cereal box, and the “best if used by” date can be found on the top.
Salmonella can be potentially life-threatening, especially to infants, older people, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. It can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella’s most common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. Salmonella’s symptoms usually develop between eight to 72 hours after consumption of the contaminated food and last about four to seven days.
Customers should return the product to the commissary of purchase for a full refund.
Questions about this recall can be directed to the Kellogg Company at 1-800-962-1413 from Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST; as well as Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST.