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Kellogg’s Mexico follows US recall of salmonella cereal

Mexico City, Mexico — Following the cereal recall in the US, the Federal Consumer Protection Agency in Mexico has announced the voluntary and preventive recall of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal due to the potential presence of Salmonella.

Kellogg’s initiated an investigation with the external manufacturer that produces Honey Smacks® immediately after being contacted by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control of the United States.

Although the affected products are made in the United States, Kellogg’s Mexico has also issued the consumer alert. Kellogg’s says consumers can identify the potentially infected products by the “use by” date and UPC Code.

The “use by” date on the boxes are between June 14, 2018 and June 14, 2019 with the UPC codes of 3800039103, 3800014810 and 0750100807562.

Kellogg’s Mexico is extending the US recall, asking consumers to not use the product, but instead, throw it away and wash any containers used to store the cereal.

As of Thursday, the outbreak of salmonella found linked to the Kellogg’s Honey Smacks product had sickened 73 people in 31 states across the US. According to a statement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 24 were hospitalized but no deaths were reported.