December 23, 2020

Kellogg Salmonella Lawsuit Filed After Honey Smacks Cereal Linked to Outbreak

Kellogg Salmonella lawsuit has been filed after Honey Smacks cereal is linked to an outbreak. A Salmonella Mbandaka outbreak that has sickened at least 73 people in 31 states has been announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Kellogg Salmonella Lawsuit

Attorney Fred Pritzker, who has represented many clients sickened with Salmonella infections in the past few years, said, “The hospitalization rate in this outbreak is about 44%, which is double the typical hospitalization rate for Salmonella outbreaks.

“We don’t know why people have been so sick in this particular outbreak. It could be because the strain of Salmonella that has contaminated this cereal is very virulent. Or the product could be contaminated with lots of bacteria,” Fred added.

The median age among patients is 58, which doesn’t fit the profile of groups that are most likely to be hospitalized with this infection. Most people who become very ill with salmonellosis are very young, elderly, or have chronic health problems.

Attorney Fred Pritzker

Attorney Fred Pritzker, who has represented clients sickened with Salmonella infections, said, “No one should contract a serious infection just because they ate cereal for breakfast.” Call 1-888-377-8900.

The CDC and FDA have warned consumers not to consume any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal with any “use by” date or any size, because they aren’t sure when the contamination occurred. This advice was issued after the initial recall. Make sure that if you have this product in your home you throw it away, even if part of the cereal has been eaten and no one has been sick. Not every piece of cereal may be contaminated.

The symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning include fever, nausea, vomiting, stomach and abdominal cramps, and diarrhea that can be bloody or watery. People usually start getting sick a few hours to a few days after they eat food contaminated with this pathogen. If you have eaten this cereal and have been sick, see your doctor. The long term complications of this infection can be serious, including high blood pressure and reactive arthritis. More people will likely file a Kellogg Salmonella lawsuit as this outbreak may grow.

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