CDC urges consumers not to eat Honey Smacks cereal

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Health officials are warning consumers not to eat Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal.

The Center for Disease Control says 100 people in 33 states, not including New York, have been infected by salmonella outbreak linked to the breakfast cereal.

Pediatrician John Zaso describes salmonella as a disease that will clear itself. But the symptoms can range from diarrhea to stomach pain or nausea and vomiting.

He says that people with weakened immune systems or other medical conditions would be more likely to have a higher risk of complication and be treated with antibiotics.

Kellogg's has been voluntarily recalling the cereal since mid-June.

Health experts say most people who become infected start showing symptoms within 12 to 72 hours.

The CDC says the cereal should be thrown away or returned to a retailer for a refund.

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