A popular brand of cereal was recalled en masse on Thursday after it was linked to dozens of illnesses and hospitalizations. Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal had to be pulled from store shelves after a Center for Disease Control investigation found that the cereal was the likely instigator of a salmonella outbreak across the contiguous United States. Kellogg's recalled both 15.3 oz and 23 oz packages of Honey Smacks on Thursday, according to the CDC's news release. Salmonella cases linked to Honey Smacks started popping up between March 3 and May 28, but there could be more unreported cases from after that time period. RECALL: Do not eat recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal.
Indiana farmers have issued a warning after at least 22 people have fallen ill. A Salmonella outbreak linked to a massive egg recall expanded last week when 12 more people reported contracting the foodborne illness after eating the popular breakfast food item. A total of 35 people from nine states were sickened with salmonella after eating eggs that were traced back to the mid-April recall. The Food and Drug Administration previously announced more than 207 million eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms in Seymour, Ind., were being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. Initially, 22 people were sickened.
Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 11 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com A salmonella outbreak that's sickened at least 21 people across 13 states is linked to pet turtles, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced this week. At least seven people have been hospitalized as a result of the Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak, though no deaths have been reported to date. "Epidemiologic and traceback evidence indicate that contact with pet turtles is the likely source of this outbreak," the CDC said in a Wednesday announcement.
If you think you've been seeing more food recalls and foodborne outbreaks than usual this summer, you're not crazy--the FDA has already investigated twice as many outbreaks this year than they did in all of 2017. And according to a recent CDC report, the overall number of foodborne infections diagnosed increased 96% in 2017 compared with the 2014-2016 average. Don't worry: this isn't due to any impending zombie apocalypse. The uptick is more likely due to improved tools for detecting contamination, but understandably, consumers are still worried about what the outbreaks (as well as recalls due to cross-contamination) could mean for their health. If this is you, don't panic--read on to see which foods you should avoid in the coming weeks.