More Illnesses Tied to Cereal Salmonella Outbreak

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Thirty more people have been sickened in a salmonella outbreak linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been 130 cases in 36 states since the outbreak was announced earlier this summer. Thirty-four people have been hospitalized after eating the cereal. The CDC is advising people not to eat, serve or sell any Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal. All boxes of the cereal should have been taken off store shelves, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports that it is still being sold in some locations despite the recall earlier this summer. The cereal has a shelf life of one year and could still be in many people's homes, the CDC says. Salmonella can make people sick with diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Symptoms usually appear within 12 to 72 hours of eating food contaminated with the bacteria. Each year, salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths in the U.S., the CDC estimates. 

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