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*UPDATE* July 12th.

According to the latest update from the CDC ongoing investigation, 27 more ill people were added to this outbreak, making it a total of 100 people infected with the outbreak strain that have been reported from 33 states (Florida and Colorado were added). The cereal is still being sold at retail outlets despite the recall.

Link to CDC latest update here.

June 14th

CDC officers recommend not to eat any Honey Smacks Cereal of Kellogg's as it is linked to a Salmonella outbreak in 31 states. The Kellogg Company recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal on June 14, 2018.

 

According to information from the CDC ongoing investigation, 73 people infected with the outbreak strain have been reported from 31 states, where 24 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Do not eat recalled products. Check your home for it and throw it away, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. If you don’t remember when you bought Honey Smack Cereal, don’t eat it and throw it away. Even if some of the cereal has been eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away.

Link to CDC website for more details here

This relates to US consumers Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Iowa, Kentucky and Tennessee, and relates to fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut fruit medley products.

Watermelon

Recalled products were sold in clear, plastic clamshell containers at Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whole Foods/Amazon.

Do not eat recalled products. Check your fridge and freezer for them and throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.  If you don’t remember where you bought pre-cut melon, don’t eat it and throw it away. 

So far - 70 people infected with the outbreak strain have been reported. 31 people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.

Link to CDC website for more details here

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DineSafe.org and The Healthy Food Expo Webinar on June 12, will examine how social media technologies have changed social behavior and how this social revolution intersects and can improve food safety.  

 

Patrick Quade, founder of Iwaspoisoned.com was featured as a speaker at the 2018 Annual Education Conference held by the Ohio Environmental Health Association. He had the opportunity to share his experiences with his talk entitled “Food safety in the social media age

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The CDC advised that romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region could be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and could make people sick.

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Advice to Consumers from the CDC read here.



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Every year in the US
48 Million Sick
128,000 Hospitalized
3,000 Dead
Children Most at Risk
Source: CDC


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