100 People Fall Ill Across 33 States from Food Item, Salmonella Outbreak Still Uncontained

July 13, 2018Jul 13, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that people are still getting sick after a recall was issued for a popular breakfast cereal last month.

According to the New York Post, a salmonella outbreak has now affected 100 people in 33 states, even after a voluntary recall had been issued by the food company in mid-June.

The food item in question is Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, which the CDC tweeted that consumers should avoid, writing, “Do not eat this cereal.”

The CDC recommends throwing the cereal away regardless of the expiration date and the consumer should seek a refund for the product.

At least 30 of the 100 people infected have been hospitalized. Most persons infected with salmonella develop a fever, cramps or diarrhea with 12 to 72 hours of being exposed to the bacteria.

No deaths have yet been reported, according to Fox45 Baltimore.

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