The count of people who have recieved Salmonella from a recently recalled cereal has reached 23 according to recent FDA reports.
The Malt-O-Meal cereal company, based in Minnesota, recalled its Puffed Wheat and Puffed Rice cereals after routine testing and checks revealed Salmonella contamination in one of their factories. The infected cereal came from a factory in Northfield, Minn. and was produced in the past 12 months.
According to an article released by CNN, the authorities have said Malt-O-Meal has been very cooperative during the investigation, having informed the FDA themselves and having put out the recall immediately and of their own volition.
The infected cereal was released under the Malt-O-Meal brand as well as various other private labels, including Acme, America's Choice, Food Club, Giant, Hannaford, Jewel, Laura Lynn, Pathmark, Shaw's, ShopRite, Tops and Weis Quality. As of Sunday, there have been 23 reported and confirmed cases across 14 states.