Virginia residents are being urged to throw away or return any boxes of a popular kid’s cereal called Honey Smacks after reports of illness due to salmonella poisoning were reported in the state.
A total of 30 cases from 36 states have been reported since July 12, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated
Virginia has five reported cases.
The CDC's statement said 34 were sick enough to be hospitalized, but no one has died.
The cereal was recalled in June, but the Food and Drug Administration has found packages for sale in some stores anyway.
No one should be buying or selling any form of Honey Smacks, the CDC said, but Some stores are still selling the recalled product.
Consumers are urged to check their homes for it and throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.
Salmonella is a common cause of food poisoning and it can live and grow even on dry foods such as breakfast cereal.
People usually get sick 12 hours to three days after they eat something contaminated. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps.
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