CDC Reports: Favorite Breakfast Food Hospitalizes Over 100 People With Serious Illness

September 05, 2018

Last July, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that a favorite breakfast food item had infected 100 people in 33 states. Today, there have been another 30 people who said they became ill after consuming this product, according to USA Today. Even though there is this recall, retailers are still selling the product, according to "Food Safety News."

CDC reports that this cereal product contains Salmonella bacteria, and consumers should stop eating the product right away. Symptoms can vary, but here is a list of likely symptoms:

-Bloody stool
-Abdominal cramps

Symptoms may last between two and seven days. Diarrhea can last up to 10 days. According to the "Mayo Clinic," some varieties of Salmonella can result in typhoid fever, but that deadly disease typically is more common in developing countries.

Over 130 people in at least 36 states have become sick after eating Kellogg's Honey Smack cereal, according to the CDC. Government health officials told retailers to stop selling the Kellogg's cereal and urged consumers to stop eating it.

If you have this product in your home, health officials are asking you to discard the cereal in the trash or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

While there have been over 130 illnesses, there are no deaths reported. Will you be checking your food pantry? Be sure to inform your friends and family of this dangerous recall!