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'Do NOT eat, Do NOT buy' Honey Smacks cereal, FDA warns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an updated warning after several people have reported becoming ill. (FILE - WSYX/WTTE)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat or buy Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal.

Honey Smacks was voluntarily recalled in June due to a possible salmonella contamination, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an updated warning after several people have reported becoming ill.

The CDC said 130 people have gotten sick and 34 people have been hospitalized.

The cereal has been linked to illnesses in Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

"The recall notice accounts for all Honey Smacks cereal on the market within the cereal's estimated one-year shelf-life. However, Honey Smacks products with earlier dates could also potentially be contaminated," according to the FDA.

The CDC and FDA are working with state health officials across the country to investigating the source of the contamination.

The FDA said retailers cannot legally sell Honey Smacks and if you do see in it on shelves do not buy the cereal.

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