The cereal was distributed nationally under the Malt-O-Meal brand and under some private label brands including the store brands for Hannaford and Shaw’s Supermarkets. The Minnesota-based company says the packages include those with ":Best If Used By": dates between April 8, 2008 and March 18, 2009.
The Maine Center for Disease Control has identified three cases of infection with a strain of salmonella similar to that found in the contaminated cereal, based on preliminary information.
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The infection can be most severe in the very young, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.
A full listing of the affected products can be found at http://www.malt-o-meal.com/recallinfo