Hey, don't eat those Honey Smacks

The CDC is advising all Americans not to eat the cereal.
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A recall of Honey Smacks a month ago didn't stop a salmonella outbreak, and now federal officials are advising all Americans to avoid eating the cereal.

Kellogg's issued a recall of certain boxes of Honey Smacks after 73 consumers in 31 states contracted salmonella after eating them.

But the outbreak has continued, with the Centers for Disease Control saying it's now spread to 33 states with 100 people now sickened.

Minnesota isn't one of those states – Wisconsin is – but the advice from the CDC impacts every state in the U.S., with consumers warned not to eat any Honey Smacks you have in your pantry, while retailers are being told not to sell them.

"Do not eat any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, regardless of package size or best-by date," the CDC says.

"Check your home for it and throw it away, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund."

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It says that even if some of the cereal has already been consumed and no one got sick, you should throw the rest of it away or return it.

"If you store cereal that looks like Kellogg’s Honey Smacks in a container without the packaging and don’t remember the brand or type, throw it away," it adds.

Since the outbreak was first reported, 30 people have been hospitalized with salmonella infections, though none have died.

Salmonella poisoning is particularly dangerous for children, who are most likely to eat Honey Smacks, and can even be fatal for particularly vulnerable individuals.

By the way, the salmonella link makes Honey Smacks even more unhealthy than usual. The cereal ranked No. 1 in this CBS table looking for the sugariest cereals on the market.

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