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Salmonella outbreak prompts Kellogg's Honey Smacks recall; 24 hospitalized

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a warning to cereal lovers after boxes of Honey Smacks were linked to a multi-state Salmonella outbreak.

The CDC said that 73 people from 31 states have reported feeling ill. 3 of those who fell ill were in Washington state. 24 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

The CDC issued its warning Thursday after manufacturer Kellogg announced that it is voluntarily recalling 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of the cereal with a "best if used by" date from June 14, 2018 though June 14, 2019 on the box top. 

 The cereal in question has has the following UPC codes on the box: 15.3 ounces: 3800039103; 23 ounces: 3800014810.

Even if some of the cereal was eaten and no one got sick, the CDC is asking consumers to throw the rest of it away or return it to the store of purchase for a refund.

Kellogg has launched an investigation into how the cereal became contaminated. The company says no other Kellogg products are impacted by the recall.

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