In one of the largest ever food safety fine and forfeiture case a producer of Honey Smacks cereal pleaded guilty to operating in unsanitary conditions that resulted in an outbreak of Salmonella infections.

The $19.2 million payment is part of a federal plea agreement with food and ingredient manufacturing company

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Editor’s note: Today Food Safety News takes a look back at the most significant outbreaks in the United States in 2018. As in the past, our year-end coverage is not merely a list of individual stories by individual writers. Generally, significant events are the other way around. Multiple stories by
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The FDA has finally confirmed that Kerry Inc. manufactured the Kellogg’s Honey Smacks traced to a Salmonella Mbandaka outbreak that sickened people across 36 states. Documents show the manufacturer knew its plant and cereal produced there were contaminated with Salmonella before the outbreak.

In August federal officials released a warning
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The CDC has declared the Salmonella Mbandaka outbreak traced to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks is over, with 135 having been confirmed infected, but the agency is continuing to urge consumers to make sure they don’t have any of the cereal in their homes.

Because of the outbreak, the iconic Kellogg Co.
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