BATTLE CREEK, MICH. — The Kellogg Co. will reintroduce its Honey Smacks ready-to-eat cereal in November, featuring a “simpler, updated recipe,” according to the Battle Creek-based company.
Honey Smacks were pulled from store shelves earlier this summer following an outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka. On Sept. 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded its investigation into the outbreak, noting that a total of 135 people were infected with the strain from 36 states between March 3 and Aug. 29. Thirty-four people were hospitalized, but no deaths were reported.
“Since its introduction in 1953, Honey Smacks has been a favorite staple in families’ pantries,” said Chris Stolsky, associate director of marketing for Honey Smacks. “It has a deliciously sweet flavor you can look forward to every morning, and we’re excited to relaunch the beloved cereal to our loyal fans this fall.”
Kellogg added that Honey Smacks cereal production has been moved for the relaunch “to a trusted and tested Kellogg-owned facility that has been reliably producing the cereal for decades.”