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Salmonella scare triggers immediate Kellogg’s Honey Smacks recall—RTW Group of Companies

Salmonella scare triggers immediate Kellogg’s Honey Smacks recall—RTW Group of Companies. Photo: Internet Source
Kellogg launched an investigation with the third-party manufacturer who produces Honey Smacks immediately after being contacted by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding reported illnesses. Photo: Internet Source
Kellogg launched an investigation with the third-party manufacturer who produces Honey Smacks immediately after being contacted by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding reported illnesses. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - RTW Group of Companies—Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd, RiteWay Food Markets, Fine Foods, Harbour Market, and Cash and Carry—wishes to notify the general public of the immediate recall of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal 15.3oz and 23oz.

The Company in a press release dated June 16, 2018, said, “Kellogg Company today announced it is voluntarily recalling 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg’s® Honey Smacks® cereal (with code dates listed below) because these products have the potential presence of Salmonella. No other Kellogg products are impacted by this recall.”

Salmonella

RTW Marketing Manager, Ms Dawn J. Callwood, was quoted in the statement saying, Kellogg launched an investigation with the third-party manufacturer who produces Honey Smacks immediately after being contacted by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding reported illnesses.

According to the CDC, use or consumption of products contaminated with Salmonella may result in serious illness. It can also produce serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most persons recover without treatment.

In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.

HOW TO IDENTIFY THE RECALLED PRODUCT

The affected product includes the following varieties distributed across the United States as well as limited distribution in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti and Saipan. The BEST if Used By Date can be found on the top of the cereal box, and the UPC code can be found on the bottom of the box.

 

Description (Retail)

UPC Code

 

Size

BEST if Used By Date

Honey Smacks (with limited distribution outside the U.S.)

3800039103

 

15.3 oz

JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019

Honey Smacks

3800014810

 

23 oz

 JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019

 

According to RTW Marketing Manager Ms Callwood, internal checks have identified Honey Smacks 15.3oz packaged, in which affected products have been removed and place under quarantine pending destruction.

“Consumers with affected products are asked to return this product to our any RiteWay Food Markets store location for full refund with or without receipt…We are sorry for the inconvenience and we appreciate your assistance in helping us complete the recall.”

Ms Callwood noted too “If you have additional questions, please contact Ms. Dawn Callwood (RTW Marketing Manager) 284-347-1050 or dcallwood@rtwbvi.com.”

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