Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Salmonella Outbreak and Litigation
On June 14, the CDC announced an investigation into a nationwide Salmonella Mbandaka outbreak linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal. To date, there are 135 cases across 34 states, 34 people have been hospitalized. The states affected are Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
The CDC is advising consumers to throw away or return any product purchased. Kellogg has recalled all 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Honey Smacks Cereal.
Marler Clark has filed a lawsuit against Kellogg's and represents 8 people sickened in the outbreak.