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Recalled cereal remains on grocery shelves, FDA claims

Posted: 2:28 PM, Jul 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-12 21:45:57Z

The FDA said on Thursday that Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal remains under a recall order for possible Salmonella Mbandaka contamination, despite some grocery stores continuing to sell the product. 

The FDA issued the recall notice on June 15 after 100 people in 33 states reportedly became ill from the cereal. After discussions, the Kellogg Company voluntarily recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. 

The recalled cereal had a best buy date of JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019. 

The FDA issued the following statement on Thursday: 

The FDA has become aware that recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal are still being offered for sale. All Honey Smacks cereal was recalled in June 2018.

Retailers cannot legally offer the cereal for sale and consumers should not purchase Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.

The FDA has learned that some retailers are still selling this product. The FDA will continue to monitor this situation closely and follow up with retailers as we become aware of recalled products being offered for sale. Additionally, the public is urged to report any product being offered for sale to the  FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator  in their region.

Consumers who purchased the recalled cereal are encouraged to throw away the product or return it for a refund.