MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you have any Kellog’s Honey Smacks cereal tucked away in your pantry, throw it out.READ MORE: Bill That Would Rename Coral Reef After Late State Rep. Kristin Jacobs Goes To Gov. DeSantis
The Centers for Disease Control has expanded their recall for the cereal, saying those who have it should not eat it. This applies to Honey Smacks in any size package and with any “best if used by” date.
If you store cereal that looks like Honey Smacks in a container without the packaging and don’t remember the brand or type, throw it away. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks is an oval-shaped, sweetened puffed wheat cereal with a golden brown color.READ MORE: Florida's New Controversial Elections Law Gets Another Legal Challenge
Thoroughly wash the container with warm, soapy water before using it again, to remove harmful germs that could contaminate other food.
The reason for the recall is that the cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has already sickened at least 130 people in Florida and more than 30 other states since last March.
Thirty-four people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.MORE NEWS: Miami Weather: Another Round Of Storms With Frequent Lightning Tuesday Afternoon
People get sick from salmonella 12 to 72 hours after swallowing the germ and experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Most people recover within a week, but some illnesses can last longer and be more severe.