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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
August 12, 1998

PRODUCT
Toasted Oats Cereal, all brands as follows: Acme Toasted Oats Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by American Procurement & Logistics Co., Salt Lake City, UT

America's Choice Toasted Oats, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Compass Foods, Montvale, NJ Bi-Lo Toasted Oats Whole Grain Toasted Oat Cereal, Net Wts. 15 Oz. and 20 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Bi-Lo, Inc., Mauldin, SC

Cub Foods Whole Grain Toasted Oats, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed for Cub Foods by Preferred Products, Inc., Eden Prairie, MN

Delchamps Whole Grain Toasted Oats, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Delchamps, Inc., Mobile, AL Finast Toasted Oats Whole Grain Toasted Oat Cereal, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Foodhold U.S.A., Incorporated, Atlanta, GA

Flavorite Toasted Oats Whole Grain Oat Cereal, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Preferred Products, Inc., Eden Prairie, MN

Food Club Toasted Oats Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal, Net Wts. 15 Oz. and 20 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Topco Associates, Inc., Skokie, IL

Foodland Toasted Oats Whole Grain Cereal, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Preferred Products, Inc., Eden Prairie, MN Food Services of America Signature Toasted Oats Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal, 4/32 Oz. plastic bags within each cardboard box, Net Wt. 8 Lbs., distributed by Food Services of America, Inc., Seattle, WA

Fry's Quality Assured Whole Grain Toasted Oats, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Fry's Food and Drug Stores of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

Hannaford Toasted Oats Cereal, Net Wts. 15 Oz. and 20 Oz. in paper boxes, and Net Wt. 32 Oz. in plastic bags, distributed by HannaFord Bros. Co., Scarborough, ME

Harris Teeter Toasted Oats Toasted Whole Grain Cereal, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Harris Teeter, Mathews, NC Hill Country Fare Toasted Oats, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by H-E-B, San Antonio, TX

IGA Toasted Oats Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by IGA, Inc., Chicago, IL Janet Lee Toasted Oats Cereal, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Albertson's, Inc., Boise, ID

Jewel Toasted Oats Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by American Procurement & Logistics Co., Salt Lake City, UT

Kingston Whole Grain Toasted Oats, Net Wts. 15 Oz. and 20 Oz. in paper boxes, packed for Kingston Marketing Co., Skokie, IL Kroger Toasted Oats Whole Grain Oat Cereal, Net Wts. 15 Oz. and 35 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, OH

Kroger Toasted Oats Cereal, Net Wt. 10 Oz. in plastic bags, distributed by The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, OH

Lady Lee Toasted Oats Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Milan Distributing Co., Milan, IL

Laura Lynn Toasted Oats, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Ingles Markets, Inc., Ashville, NC 28816 Lucky Toasted Oats, Net Wts. 15 Oz. and 35 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by American Procurement & Logistics Company, Salt Lake City, UT

Malt-O-Meal Foodservice Division Toasty O's Whole Grain Toasted Oat Cereal For Foodservice Sale Only, 4 Bags - 32 Oz. (2 Lbs.) in cardboard boxes with inner plastic bags, distributed by Malt-O-Meal Company, Minneapolis, MN

Malt-O-Meal Toasty O's Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal, Net Wts. 10, 15, 32, and 40 Oz. in plastic bags, distributed by Malt-O-Meal Co., Minneapolis, MN

Meijer Whole Grain Toasted Oats, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Meijer, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI Millville Toasted Oats Whole Grain Oat Cereal, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Aldi, Inc., Batavia, IL Nature's Best Toasted Oats Cereal, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Preferred Products, Inc., Eden Prairie, MN Our Family Toasted Oats Whole Grain Oat Cereal, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Nash Finch Company, Minneapolis, MN Pathmark Toasted Oats Whole Grain Toasted Oat Cereal, Net Wts. 15 Oz. and 35 Oz. in paper boxes, packed for Pathmark Stores, Inc., Woodbridge, NJ

Safeway Toasted Oats Cereal, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Safeway, Inc., Pleasantan, CA Schnucks Whole Grain Toasted Oats, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Schnuck Markets, Inc., St. Louis, MO Shaw's Toasted Oats Whole Grain Oat Cereal, Net Wts. 15 Oz. and 20 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc., E. Bridgewater, MA

Shop 'n Save Toasted Oats Whole Grain Cereal, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Preferred Products, Inc., Eden Prairie, MN

Smith's Whole Grain Toasted Oats, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Smith's Food & Drug Centers, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT

Stater Bros. Markets Toasted Oats Whole Grain Cereal, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Stater Bros. Markets, Colton, CA

Sweet Life Toasted Oats Whole Grain Cereal, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Sweet Life Products Corp., Suffield, CT

Toasted Oats (generic) Whole Grain Cereal, Net Wts. 15 Oz. and 35 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by MOMCO, Minneapolis, MN Toasted Oats Cereal (generic), Net Wt. 15 Oz. in plastic bags, distributed by Stater Bros. Markets, Colton, CA Tops Toasted Oats Toasted Whole Grain Cereal, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Tops Markets, Inc., Buffalo, NY Value Wise Toasted Oats Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal, Net Wt. 10 Oz. in plastic bags, distributed by American Procurement & Logistics Co., Salt Lake City, UT

Weis Quality Toasted Oats Toasted Whole Grain Cereal, Net Wt. 15 Oz. in paper boxes, packed for Weis Markets, Inc., Sunbury, PA Western Family Toasted Oats Whole Grain Cereal, Net Wts. 15 Oz. and 35 Oz. in paper boxes, distributed by Western Family Foods, Inc., Portland, OR. Recall #F-577-8.

CODE
All lots remaining on retail shelves, stockrooms and warehouses as of June 5, 1998.

MANUFACTURER
Malt-O-Meal Company, Northfield, Minnesota.

RECALLED BY
Malt-O-Meal Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota, by letter and press release on June 5, 1998. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

QUANTITY
Firm has estimated that 2-3 million pounds of cereal in 15, 20, and 35 ounce boxes and 10, 15, 32, and 40 ounce plastic bags were in commerce at the time of the recall.

REASON
Product may be contaminated with Salmonella agona.

 

The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.