June 14, 2018 – The recall affects 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce packages of Honey Smacks, which feature “use-by” dates of June 14, 2018, thru June 14, 2019.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has developed symptoms of food poisoning after eating Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
Update: Kellogg’s Expands Honey Smacks Recall
June 20, 2018 – Kellogg’s has expanded a recall of Honey Smacks cereal to include any sized packages with any “use-by” date, the agency said. The company says it is currently recalling about 1.3 million boxes of Honey Smacks in total.
What’s the Problem?
Kellogg’s announced the recall after receiving word from the FDA and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that Honey Smacks likely sickened 73 people in 31 states, including 24 hospitalizations.
Affected products were distributed nationwide, as well as in Guam, Saipan, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean and Tahiti.
The recalled cereal was packaged in 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce boxes, features “use-by” dates of June 14, 2018, thru June 14, 2019, and UPC codes of 3800039103 and 3800014810.
Anyone who purchased Kellogg’s Honey Smacks affected by the recall should discard all supplies or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
The incubation period for salmonella, or time between ingestion of bacteria and presentation of symptoms, ranges from several hours to a few days. Most cases of the illness can be classified as stomach flu (gastroenteritis). Signs and symptoms of salmonella infection include:
- Abdominal cramps
- Blood in the stool
- May 17, 2018 – FDA learns about a cluster of Salmonella Mbandaka illnesses in multiple states.
In the following weeks, the agency, in conjunction with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state partners, worked to collect additional information to find the source of the outbreak. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks was subsequently named as the likely source of the illnesses.
- June 14, 2018 – The Kellogg Company voluntarily recalls Honey Smacks cereal. FDA begins collecting environmental and product samples from the contract manufacturer’s facility.
- June 15, 2018 – FDA updates web posting to include a list of known countries where the recalled product was distributed, and to advise consumers not to eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.
- September 26, 2018 – FDA and CDC update their web postings to include additional cases linked to this outbreak. CDC also reports that the outbreak investigation is over.
Can I File a Honey Smacks Salmonella Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against Kellogg’s, the maker of Honey Smacks, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against Kellogg’s, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your salmonella infection, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the cereal’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly tainted food product into the marketplace, and to discourage other companies from engaging in similar conduct.
Do I Have a Honey Smacks Salmonella Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Kellogg’s Honey Smacks lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella infection cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if your child or other loved one developed symptoms of salmonella after eating honey smacks, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.