The authorities alerted the Kellogg Company over concerns about potential salmonella contamination.
Salmonella infection in high rise across the US states it can lead to death.
Salmonella is most common among children. People with compromised immune systems, such as older adults, babies and people with AIDS, are more likely to have severe cases. Salmonella is a gastrointestinal illness with fever, diarrhea and vomiting as its main symptoms.
The company voluntarily recalling 1.1 million Honey Smacks packets across more than 30 US states. Media reports quoted US authorities as saying preliminary evidence had linked the product to more than 60 cases of salmonella.
The voluntary recalls involves the 15.3 ounce and 23 ounce boxes of Honey Smacks cereal. With best before dates of between 14 June 2018 and 14 June 2019, Kellogg’s said in a statement.
No other Kellogg products affected by the recall.
The company began its investigation with the third-party manufacturer that produces Honey Smacks immediately after being contacted by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Kellogg’s said.
According to the CDC, the consumption of products contaminated with salmonella can produce serious and potentially fatal infections in people. With weakened immune systems and can last up to seven days.
New York, California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania are among the states to report cases of the Salmonella Mbandaka strain, with New York reporting the highest most at 7.