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Ministry of Health advises to not eat Kellogg’s Cereal

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018. 6:50 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff:  The Ministry of Health today issued an advisory to the public to not consume any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal products as it has been linked to a salmonella outbreak in the United States of America.

On Friday, June 15 the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public Health, US Food and Drug Administration and Regulatory Officials of the United States issued an advisory recommending that people do not eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal products of any size or with any “best if used by” date.

The cereal product has been linked to a salmonella outbreak in 31 states across the United States.

This announcement came a day after the Kellogg’s Company voluntarily recalled a specific batch as detailed below based on an initial report making the link.

The Ministry notes that while the majority of the specific batch product has been distributed in the US, some of the items were exported to Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean (including Belize), Guam, Tahiti, and Saipan.

At this time, the Ministry is uncertain of the availability of this product, but the Public Health Department is on heightened surveillance for the presence of this cereal and batch series in Belize.

If in possession of or know of any local supermarket or grocery store which has the products in stock, report it to the Ministry of Health or nearest Public Health Department.

If persons choose not to report, it is advised to remove and discard the product until further notice to do otherwise.

There have been no reported deaths according to CDC and the recall is considered low risk to the consumers.

The products subject to recall:

Description (Retail) UPC Code Size BEST if Used by Date
Honey Smacks (with limited distribution outside the U.S.) 3800039103 15.3 oz. JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019
Honey Smacks 3800014810 23 oz. JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019

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