The CDC has just given us one more reason not to be eating Kellogg’s Honey Smacks. The CDC website states that traces of Salmonella have been found in the cereal amidst a multi-state outbreak, which has hospitalized 30 people. The CDC is urging people to throw out any uneaten cereal regardless of package dating.
Salmonella should be taken seriously, especially when serving to young children whose immune systems are not fully developed. Not to derogate the seriousness of this situation, but we are missing the point when we curtail eating sugary cereals just because of an outbreak. There is a much larger outbreak going on and it is out of control. It is the daily consummation of sugar in the American diet. Few parents would plop their kids down to a breakfast of three Oreo cookies and milk, but Kellogg’s Honey Smacks contains more sugar than those three cookies. Yes, they add the ubiquitous vitamins and minerals that most cookies do not have.