CDC recommends people do not eat recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal because it has been linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections.

Important advice for consumers and retailers:

  • Do not eat recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. Check your home for it and throw it away, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.
  • Retailers should not sell or serve recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.

On June 14, 2018, the Kellogg Company recalled 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.

  • Recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal have a “best if used by” date from June 14, 2018 through June 14, 2019. * The “best if used by” date is on the box top.
  • The recalled 15.3 oz. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a UPC code of 38000 39103. The UPC code is on the bottom of the box.
  • The recalled 23.0 oz. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a UPC code of 38000 14810. The UPC code is on the bottom of the box.
  • Even if some of the cereal was eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund.
  • If you store cereal in a container without the packaging and don’t remember the brand or type, throw it away.
  • Thoroughly wash the container with warm, soapy water before using it again to remove harmful germs that could contaminate other food.

Investigation details:
CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka infections.

  • 73 people infected with the outbreak strain have been reported from 31 states, including Connecticut
  • 24 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
  • Epidemiologic evidence indicates that Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal is a likely source of this multistate outbreak.

This investigation is ongoing. We will provide updates as they become available from the CDC.

For more information, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/mbandaka-06-18/index.html

Naugatuck Valley Emends Lead (NauVEL)

Lead poisoning is 100% preventable. The Naugatuck Valley Health District wants to know what you know about lead poisoning. Please spare a few minutes of your time to complete this survey.

Naugatuck Valley Emends Lead (NauVEL)is now accepting applications!
Homes built after 1978 are not eligible for the Naugatuck Valley Health District’s lead hazards grant

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Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways of the lungs. Although asthma has no cure, it can be managed so a person can live a normal, healthy life. Please read our NVHD PRESS RELEASE: NVHD Partners with Griffin Hospital and Valley Parish Nurses on Asthma PSA for more information about effectively managing asthma with an asthma action plan (AAP).

Volunteer Opportunity: Medical Reserve Corps

Don’t let the word “medical” in our name fool you! The Naugatuck Valley Medical Reserve Corps (NVMRC) is a volunteer unit comprised of individuals with both medical and non-medical backgrounds. Our volunteers live and/or work within the jurisdiction served by the Naugatuck Valley Health District (Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Shelton, and Seymour, CT).

No experience is required. All training is provided free of cost.

Training Topics Include (but not limited to:)
- Naugatuck Valley Overdose Prevention & Education (N.O.P.E.) Campaign
- Seasonal Influenza Clinics
- Emergency Mass Dispensing Clinics
- Psychological First Aid
- Assisting Individuals with Access and Functional Needs
- Emergency Public Shelter Operations & Pet Shelter Operations
- Community Service & Health Fairs
- Personal, Pet & Senior Preparedness

Please visit the NVMRC website for more information and to apply!
Questions may be directed to Jessica Stelmaszek at 203-881-3255.

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Additional Information

Community Wellbeing Survey

At least 15,000 randomly-selected residents of all towns and cities in Connecticut will participate in the 2018 Community Wellbeing Survey’s live, in-depth interviews… find out more here

Temporary Power Outages:
In anticipation of a possible temporary power outage in the district, food service establishments should adhere to these guidelines: Food Service Guidelines

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