Cereal giant Kellogg Company issues global recall of Honey Smacks due to salmonella concerns

Kellogg has issued a global recall for its Honey Smacks cereal over fears of Salmonella contamination.
Kellogg has issued a global recall for its Honey Smacks cereal over fears of Salmonella contamination.PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/KCHEVERRY

SINGAPORE - Kellogg Company has issued a global recall for its Honey Smacks cereal due to the potential presence of salmonella bacteria.

The United States Food and Drug Administration said it worked with the company to issue the recall after the product was linked to more than 60 illnesses in the US.

The voluntary recall involves the 15.3 oz and 23 oz packages of the cereal, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said in a press release on Sunday (June 17).

The importer in Singapore is in the midst of recalling the product, added AVA. No other Kellogg products are affected.

The recalled batch of Honey Smacks has a "best before" date of between June 14 this year (2018) and June 14 next year. This date can be found at the top of the cereal box.

They can also be identified by their UPC Code - 038000391033, found at the bottom of the box.

"Consumers who have purchased the implicated product are advised not to consume it," said the AVA.

Affected consumers can get a refund by contacting Redmart Ltd at 62613456, or by email at help@redmart.com.