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  • Pacific Island Times Staff

Honey Smacks get whacked for health risk

Salmonella contaminated cereal may be for sale on Guam and Saipan

The Division of Environmental Health of the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services, in coordination with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, wishes to inform the public that the Kellogg Company announced that it is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Kellogg’s ® Honey Smacks cereal for the potential presence of Salmonella.

Kellogg launched an investigation with the third-party manufacturer who produces Honey Smacks immediately after being contacted by the Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control regarding reported illnesses.

According to the CDC, use or consumption of products contaminated with Salmonella may result in serious illness. It can also produce serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most persons recover without treatment. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.

How to identify the recalled product

The affected product includes the following varieties distributed across the United States as well as limited distribution in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti and Saipan. The BEST If Used By Date can be found on the top of the cereal box, and the UPC code can be found on the bottom of the box.


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