Following a previous recall of milk products, Malt-O-Meal and certain store-branded maple and brown sugar oatmeal are being recalled due to salmonella concerns.
The company producing Malt-O-Meal, as well as labels like Mom’s Best, Flavorite, Good N’ Hearty, Foodland and Shop ‘N Save used recalled dried milk products from Plainview Milk Products Cooperative in its maple and brown sugar oatmeal. The oatmeal comes in individual packets in single-flavor and variety pack boxes.
The affected boxes of oatmeal will have carton date codes that are between June 30, 2009 and October 28, 2010, which, for example, would be printed as "JUN3009" or "OCT2810," the company says.
Consumers are urged to return the oatmeal to the store for a refund and can call the company at (877) 665-9331 with any questions.
Earlier in July, Plainview recalled certain instant nonfat dried milk, whey protein and thickening agents manufactured in the past two years because of possible contamination with the potentially deadly bacteria. The company says that while tests of its facilities detected salmonella, product tests didn’t.
The recalled milk products were not sold directly to the public, but donut and coffee chain Dunkin’ Donuts stopped selling its Dunkaccino and hot chocolate drinks due to the recall, and Stop & Shop Supermarkets recalled certain packages of its store-brand nonfat dried milk.
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