Amid an unprecedented nationwide recall in which the Kellogg’s Company is seeking to call back some 1.3 million boxes of Honey Smacks cereal over potential contamination with salmonella bacteria, the company has admitted to not even knowing where the cereal was produced in the first place.
Kellogg’s said in an FDA Recall Notice that it is working with the agency to determine the source of the contamination, and that the affected cereal was produced by an unnamed contractor, in a facility that is not owned or operated by Kellogg’s. Fast forward nearly 2 weeks and still no word from Kellogg’s nor the FDA as to the source of the problem.
The recall was initially limited to 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce boxes of Honey Smacks with “use-by” dates of June 14, 2018, thru June 14, 2019, but has since been expanded to include all sizes, dates, and packages of the cereal.
At least 73 people across 31 states have been confirmed with salmonella infections linked to the Honey Smacks recall, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of these, 24 were so sick they required hospitalization to treat their symptoms.
If you still have any Honey Smacks in your pantry, you best throw them away immediately and subsist on Cookie Crisp or Count Chocula until Kellogg’s can get a handle on the situation. Stay tuned for more details on this fast-breaking story.