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Kellogg recalls Honey Smacks cereal due to salmonella risk

Kellogg Co. on June 14 issued a recall of its Honey Smacks cereal due to potential salmonella contamination.

The packaged food giant said it launched an investigation with the third-party manufacturer that produces the cereal immediately after being contacted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding reported illnesses.

Subject to the recall are 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce boxes of Honey Smacks with UPC codes 3800039103 and 3800014810, and use-by dates of June 14, 2018, through June 14, 2019. They were distributed across the U.S. and also in limited quantities in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti and Saipan.

Kellogg said consumers who have purchased those versions of the product should dispose of them and can get full refunds from the company.

This is the latest food product to be pulled from store shelves due to concerns about salmonella, a bacteria that infects the intestinal tract. Canadian retailer Loblaw Cos. Ltd. recalled chicken burgers earlier this month, followed by Kroger Co. removing pre-cut fruit products from some of its supermarkets.