For Immediate Release
June 15, 2018; 4:45pm
DPHSS Release No. 2018-050
Kellogg Company Voluntarily Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal due to possible Health Risk
The Division of Environmental Health (DEH) of the Department of Public Health and Social Services, in coordination with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, wishes to inform the public that the Kellogg Company announced that it is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Kellogg’s ® Honey Smacks ® cereal for the potential presence of Salmonella.
Kellogg launched an investigation with the third-party manufacturer who produces Honey Smacks immediately after being contacted by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding reported illnesses.
According to the CDC, use or consumption of products contaminated with Salmonella may result in serious illness. It can also produce serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most persons recover without treatment. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.
HOW TO IDENTIFY THE RECALLED PRODUCT
The affected product includes the following varieties distributed across the United States as well as limited distribution in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti and Saipan. The BEST If Used By Date can be found on the top of the cereal box, and the UPC code can be found on the bottom of the box.
Description (Retail) UPC Code Size BEST If Used By Date
Honey Smacks (with limited distribution outside the U.S.) 3800039103 5.3 oz 06/14/18 through 06/14/19
Honey Smacks 3800014810 23 oz 06/14/18 through 06/14/19
The Division has initiated a recall notification and is working with local distributors and retail stores to determine the distribution the implicated products. In the interim, the Division is advising the public to check their purchased product(s). Kellogg Company is asking that people who purchased potentially affected product discard it and contact the company for a full refund. Consumers seeking more information, including images of these products, can visit kelloggs.com/honeysmacksrecall or call 1-800-962-1413 from Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET as well as Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET.
The FDA recall may be viewed via the following link:
The public may contact DEH directly at (671) 735-7221 or may inquire via its email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any questions, please contact the Division of Environmental Health at (671) 735-7221.