CDC: Cereal Recalled After Salmonella Sickens 73

The New York Times reports:

A salmonella outbreak linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has sickened 73 people in 31 states, according to federal health officials, prompting a recall of some of the product this week. As of Thursday, 24 people had been hospitalized, but no deaths had been reported.

Cereal boxes that have a “best if used by” date of June 14, 2018, through June 14, 2019, on the tops of 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce packages of the cereal should be thrown away, according to a statement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It also advised that any containers used to store the cereal should be washed.

It was the second salmonella outbreak in food in the United States in about a month. In May, 60 people were sickened from the disease; last week the C.D.C. linked their illnesses to pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and mixed fruit in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio.