Cereal link to food poisoning is probed

April 13, 2008 9:08:28 PM PDT
The Food and Drug Administration says at least 23 people in 14 states, including Delaware, have been sickened by the same strain of salmonella found in two breakfast cereals recalled by Malt-O-Meal. The Minneapolis-based company voluntarily recalled its unsweetened Puffed Rice and Puffed Wheat cereals April 5 after finding salmonella contamination during routine testing. The affected bags were produced in the past 12 months.

The CDC said that as of Friday it had received reports of 21 people ill with the same salmonella strain, including one person in Delaware.

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On the Net:

FDA announcement: http://tinyurl.com/6h7r7x

Recall announcement: http://www.malt-o-meal.com/recallinfo


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