American food regulators say at least 23 people in 14 states, including New York, have been sickened by the same strain of salmonella found in two breakfast cereals recalled by Malt-O-Meal.
The company voluntarily recalled its unsweetened Puffed Rice and Puffed Wheat cereals April 5th, after finding salmonella contamination during routine testing. The product is sold locally at Tops Markets and effects those with a "best used Date" from April 8th, 2008 through March 18th, 2009.
The cereals are also sold under a number of store brands.
Symptoms of salmonella infection include nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
It can be life-threatening for people with poor health or weakened immune systems, including young children and the elderly.
Consumers with products from the recalled lots are advised to
throw them out.
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