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Honey Smacks Salmonella Lawsuit

Honey Smacks Salmonella Lawsuit

In June 2018, Kellogg’s recalled all Honey Smacks cereal after an outbreak of Salmonella sickened at least 135 people in 36 states.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Honey Smacks induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella after eating Honey Smacks cereal, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

All Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled

In July 2018, the FDA reminded consumers that ALL Honey Smacks cereal was recalled with a “best if used by” date of June 14, 2019 or earlier. The agency is aware that some stores are illegally continuing to sell the recalled cereal.

Honey Smacks Recalled for Salmonella

June 14, 2018 — Kellogg Company recalled 15.3-oz. and 23-oz. boxes of Kellogg’s® Honey Smacks® cereal because it could be contaminated with Salmonella.

How Many People Are Sick?

The CDC reports that 135 people in 36 states have become ill with Salmonella. There have been 34 hospitalizations and no deaths. The illnesses started on dates ranging from March 3, 2018 to May 28, 2018.

Table showing the number of ill people arranged by state of residence.
StatesCase Count
Alabama2
Arizona3
California11
Colorado2
Connecticut4
Deleware1
Florida3
Georgia2
Illinois1
Indiana4
Kentucky3
Louisiana3
Maine1
Maryland2
Massachusetts9
Michigan4
Minnesota1
Mississippi2
Montana2
North Carolina5
New Hampshire2
New Jersey5
New York16
Ohio3
Oklahoma2
Oregon2
Pennsylvania12
Rhode Island2
South Carolina3
Tennessee3
Texas3
Utah3
Virginia5
Washington3
Wisconsin2
West Virginia4
Total135

The products were shipped to the United States, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti and Saipan.

What is the problem?

Kellogg announced the recall voluntarily after being notified of Salmonella illnesses by the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Timeline of Events

  • On May 17, 2018 the FDA learned about a cluster of Salmonella Mbandaka illnesses in multiple states.
  • Interviews with ill people identified Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal as a possible source of the illnesses.
  • On June 14, 2018, The Kellogg Company voluntarily recalled Honey Smacks cereal. The FDA began testing for Salmonella in the manufacturer’s facility.
  • On June 15, 2018 the FDA warned consumers not to eat the recalled cereal, and discard recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.
  • As of September 26, 2018, the outbreak investigation is over.

What Should I Do?

Kellogg is asking anyone who bought the recalled Honey Smacks cereal to throw it away and contact the company for a full refund. For more information, visit kelloggs.com/honeysmacksrecall or call 1-800-962-1413 from Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET as well as Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET.

Salmonella Food Poisoning

Salmonella can cause serious food poisoning, and sometimes fatal infections — especially in young children, elderly adults, and people with weak immune systems. The symptoms usually include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain for 4-7 days.

Do I have a Honey Smacks Salmonella Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Honey Smacks induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella after eating Honey Smacks cereal, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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