Oatmeal, Milk Products Recalled Over Salmonella Risk

Malt-O-Meal Co. is voluntarily recalling oatmeal and other products that contain instant nonfat dry milk that may be contaminated with salmonella.

The instant nonfat dry milk came from Plainview Milk Products Cooperative of Minnesota which is recalling products made over the past two years due to the possible contamination.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture first detected salmonella in a milkshake powder in June.

Many of Plainview’s products were sold to other food makers.

Minneapolis-based Malt-O-Meal is recalling “Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal” sold in cartons and variety packs with best-if-used-by dates of June 30, 2009 to Oct. 28, 2010.

The recall also includes Meijer hot chocolate mix and some Kroger popcorn toppings.

The oatmeal is sold nationally under brands including Cub Foods,Diamond Crystal, Fastco, Flavorite, Foodland, Good ‘n Hearty, Hearty Traditions, Hy-Top, IGA, Mom’s Best Natural, Megaroons,Millville, Our Family, Richfood, Shop ‘n Save and Smart Menu.

List of recalled products at www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/milk