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AdobeStock_113261538There is a new alert out on Salmonella dangers with Kellogg Honey Smacks cereal and melon (honeydew, cantaloupe, fruit medley products) sold precut in stores.  UPC numbers for the Honey Smacks is 380039103 (outside United States) and 3800014810 with “Best If Used By Date” June 14, 2018 through June 14, 2019.  So are there has been 73 consumers fall sick from salmonella with the cereal, with 44% of that number needing hospital admission.  Kellogg’s has recalled the batch numbers above and ask consumers to throw the product away.

The pre-cut fruit was produced at Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The companies recalling this product include Caito, Costco, Delish, Gordon Food Service, Kroger, Jay C, Open Acres, Owen’s, Payless, Renaissance Food Group, Spartan Nash Distribution, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whole Foods/Amazon. Reports of salmonella illnesses from this cut fruit include 6 in Illinois, 11 in Indiana, 32 in Michigan, 10 in Missouri, and a single instance in Ohio so far.  Illnesses started anywhere from April 30, 2018 to May 28, 2018.

Salmonella symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.  Rarely, salmonella can enter the bloodstream for more severe illnesses that can include arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.  

If you or a loved one has been sickened with salmonella infection, do not hesitate to contact Inserra Kelley Sewell, Personal Injury Attorneys where our compassionate professionals can advise whether you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.             

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