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.
CVS Pharmacy has recalled an organic herbal tea after the product manufacturer said one of its raw material suppliers detected salmonella in an ingredient packaged in a separate item. The product, labeled "Gold Emblem Abound Organic Spiced Herbal Tea 1.41 oz," also contains that ingredient. Salmonella can pose serious health risks to people who are young, elderly or immunosuppressed. When exposed to salmonella, healthy people can also suffer from flu-like symptoms and abdominal pain. In rare cases, the organism may lead to arterial infections such as aneurysms, endocarditis and arthritis, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Hostess has recalled some of its Twinkies due to potential contamination with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. The Kansas City, Missouri-based company announced in a news release Monday that some of its Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies contain confectionary coating produced and recalled by Blommer Chocolate Company. Although Hostess hasn't received any reports of illness, it is recalling the product out of an abundance of caution, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The UPC of the recalled product is 888109111571, and it was sold in nine-pack boxes with individually wrapped cakes. They were distributed across the United States at grocery stores, mass merchandisers, dollar and discount stores, according to the FDA.