The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued yet another warning about Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, saying that people should not eat the cereal.
At least 30 more people have been sickened by salmonella infections linked to the cereal, which was recalled in June. That brings the total number of cases to 130.
On Sept. 4, the CDC told retailers not to sell Honey Smacks cereal and told customers not to purchase or eat it. The CDC made a similar announcement in July, but according to the latest announcement, it said that there have been reports of Honey Smacks cereal still being offered for sale.
“CDC continues to recommend consumers not eat any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. People who recently became ill report eating Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal that they had in their homes,” the agency said.
The latest illnesses were reported across 19 states.
More than 30 people have been hospitalized due to the tainted food, according to USA Today. There have been no reported deaths.
According to the agency: “CDC estimates Salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths in the United States every year. Food is the source for about 1 million of these illnesses. Most persons infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment. However, in some persons, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.”