Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal recalled in Singapore over salmonella risk: AVA

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal recalled in Singapore over salmonella risk: AVA

A total of 30 more cases of illnesses linked to Salmonella contamination of Kellogg Co's Honey Smacks cereal have been reported, bringing the total to 130 cases across 36 US states. (Photo: Kellogg's)

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s importer of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal is in the process of conducting a product recall, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore said on Sunday (Jun 17).

The product recall follows an alert by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday, saying that Kellogg Company was voluntarily recalling its 15.3 oz and 23 oz packages of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal due to the potential presence of salmonella in the products.

“One of the implicated products has been imported into Singapore. The importer is in the midst of conducting this recall,” AVA said in a news release.

The implicated product, Honey Smacks (15.3 oz), has a best before date from Jun 14, 2018 to Jun 14, 2019. Its UPC code, which is found on the bottom of the cereal box, is 038000391033.

AVA advised those who have purchased the affected product to not consume it. AVA added that consumers who are seeking a refund may contact RedMart Ltd.

RedMart issued a statement on Monday announcing its voluntary recall of the cereal, adding that it has already communicated the recall and refund details to affected customers.

"Food safety is of utmost priority to our company and we urge our customers to take this recall seriously," said Ms Emily Eades, head of food at RedMart, in the statement.

"Customers who have purchased the identified product have been advised to immediately dispose the product," said Ms Eades, adding that full refunds will be made in the form of RedMart credits to customers by Jun 21.

Source: CNA/zl