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State Health Department Warns Oklahomans to Avoid Cereal Associated with Salmonella Outbreak

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Oklahoma State Department of Health says you should throw out Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal because of a salmonella outbreak.

That’s for 15.3- and 23-ounce packages of the cereal with "best if used by" dates prior to June 14, 2019.

If the cereal was stored in separate containers, wash them with warm, soapy water.

Symptoms of salmonellosis usually appear six to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. They may include diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, muscle aches, nausea and sometimes vomiting.

Two Oklahomans have fallen ill in the salmonella outbreak, which has reached 31 states. More cereals could be listed for consumers to dispose of as multiple health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigate.