Put down that cereal! Kellogg recalls Honey Smacks over salmonella outbreak

People in 31 states have fallen ill after eating the cereal.
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Put down that spoon!

At least, that's what you should do if you're eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks, which is the subject of a recall after being linked to a salmonella outbreak.

The Centers for Disease Control has reported cases in 31 states. This doesn't include Minnesota, but that hasn't stopped Kellogg's issuing a recall for all Honey Smacks with certain used-by dates.

So, if you have in your pantry a box of Smacks in 15.3 oz. or 23 oz. size, with used by dates between June 14, 2018 and June 14, 2019, don't eat them.

The recall affects boxes with the product code 38000 39103 and 38000 14810.

Kellogg's says you can call the company on 1-800-962-1413 for a full refund on your cereal.

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Kellogg's says the products "have the potential presence of Salmonella," and none of its other products are impacted by the recall.

It launched an investigation with the third-party company that produces the cereal after being informed of the outbreak.

In total, 73 people have been sickened across 31 states, the CDC says, including one person in Wisconsin.

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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