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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal Sickens 73, Including 5 in California
KTLA ^ | , June 15, 2018

Posted on 06/15/2018 11:19:47 AM PDT by BenLurkin

Just before the agency announced the outbreak, the Kellogg Co. announced a recall of 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce packages of the cereal with a “best if used by” date from June 14, 2018, through June 14, 2019, according to a statement.

Twenty-four of the sick patients have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported, according to the CDC. New York has reported the highest number of cases — seven — while California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania have each reported five cases. The other states involved in the outbreak have reported between one and four related illnesses.

Health officials have identified Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal as the likely source of the outbreak, based on epidemiological evidence. As part of the outbreak investigation, 39 of the patients who became ill have been interviewed, and 30 reported eating cold cereal in the week before their symptoms began. Fourteen of them specifically said they ate Honey Smacks.

(Excerpt) Read more at ktla.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: cereal; honeysmacks; kelloggs; recall; salmonella
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1 posted on 06/15/2018 11:19:47 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Butt, butt, butt.....I thought that salmonella was known in the state of California to cause cancer. Drinking out of my garden hose apparently causes it. Good thing I don’t live in Cali.


2 posted on 06/15/2018 11:21:46 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: BenLurkin

I liked Honey Smacks, darnit.


3 posted on 06/15/2018 11:22:14 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.)
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To: BenLurkin

They are “out sourced”...probably Mexico.


4 posted on 06/15/2018 11:24:12 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: BenLurkin

Sabotage....Pepe the frog set it off.


5 posted on 06/15/2018 11:25:38 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BenLurkin

The name Honey Smacks was chosen after the name Salmonella Smacks was shown to adversely affect sales.


6 posted on 06/15/2018 11:26:11 AM PDT by Architect of Avalon
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To: BenLurkin

Bad press for Kellogg’s. They are having a hard enough time already, with Millenials drinking far less milk than prior generations. Many of this demograph don’t even want to make a bowl of cereal for their breakfast, preferring instead to buy Sausage & Egg McMuffins or granola bars when they chose to.


7 posted on 06/15/2018 11:26:50 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: dragnet2

I haven’t heard any references to Pepe the Frog since 2016.


8 posted on 06/15/2018 11:27:14 AM PDT by Architect of Avalon
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To: BenLurkin

People still purchase that Kellogg’s poison?


9 posted on 06/15/2018 11:28:23 AM PDT by puppypusher (The world is going to the dogs.)
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To: Architect of Avalon

Ya have now.


10 posted on 06/15/2018 11:28:46 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BenLurkin
I had understood that sugary things were less likely to harbor salmonella, as the sugar hogs needed moisture from the salmonella. Maybe Honey Smacks needs MORE sugar!And bring back the Smackin' Brothers!


(And Post, bring back Sugar Frosted Rice Krinkles, best cereal ever, except maybe Quake).
11 posted on 06/15/2018 11:30:19 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: BenLurkin

They could recover by changing back to the real name, Sugar Smacks.


12 posted on 06/15/2018 11:32:54 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Sugar coated sugar lumps...Gak

And they wonder why half the country has blood sugar issues..


13 posted on 06/15/2018 11:33:27 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Ah yes, I remember when Honey Smacks were called Sugar Smacks.

And Corn Pops were called Sugar Pops.

And Frosted Flakes were called Sugar Frosted Flakes.


14 posted on 06/15/2018 11:34:01 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dr. Sivana

The Smackin’ Brothers are runners up for commercials that are politically incorrect today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkBfE_llfpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zNcChuNads


15 posted on 06/15/2018 11:34:14 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

You want a Politically Incorrect Breakfast Commercial....

(From “The Chris Rock Show”)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uENO8yC4EsA


16 posted on 06/15/2018 11:36:48 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: BenLurkin

I haven’t bought Kellogg’s product in two years. When they started boycotting conservative media figures, I started a boycott of Kellogg’s. A pox on this company. Salmonella-causing cereal is a perfect metaphor of their slow demise.


17 posted on 06/15/2018 11:42:19 AM PDT by confederatecarpetbag
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To: BenLurkin

Dig ‘em!


18 posted on 06/15/2018 11:45:19 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: carriage_hill

I love them also, but have you noticed they changed the recipe or something within the last two years? They just don’t taste like they used too.


19 posted on 06/15/2018 11:58:19 AM PDT by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Er, “Organic” Sugar Smacks.


20 posted on 06/15/2018 11:58:33 AM PDT by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
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