The Kellogg Co.y said Thursday that it would voluntarily recall 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce boxes of Honey Smacks cereal with "best if used by" dates of June 14, 2018, to June 14, 2019.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging anyone in possession of the recalled cereal to discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. The illness lasts up to four to seven days and people mostly recover without treatment.
This is the second salmonella outbreak in the United States due to food.
There have been no deaths reported so far.
The earliest reported symptoms in this outbreak began March 3, according to the CDC.
In addition, Del Monte is recalling small veggie trays that include broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery and dill dip distributed in IL and in, the FDA said in a statement.
NY has recorded the highest number of outbreak cases (7), followed by California, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania (5 each). "And we've worked with the company to immediately initiate a recall of this product". This is part of the ongoing investigation as the CDC, the FDA, state and local health officials work together in an effort to identify the source of the contamination.
Salmonella bacteria are the main cause of infection that leads to an illness called salmonellosis.
Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.