Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up

Malt-O-Meal Recalls Unsweetened Puffed Rice, Puffed Wheat Sold Under Various Names

April 8, 2008 -- Because of salmonella risk, Malt-O-Meal is recalling its unsweetened puffed rice and puffed wheat cereals with "Best If Used By" dates ranging from April 8, 2008 (coded as "APR0808") to March 18, 2009 (coded as "MAR1809").

Salmonella bacteria can cause symptoms including diarrhea, fever, nausea, and abdominal pain. Severe cases of salmonella infection can be life-threatening.

No illnesses linked to the recalled cereals have been reported.

The recalled cereals were distributed nationwide, marketed under the Malt-O-Meal brand and as some private label brands including Acme, America's Choice, Food Club, Giant, Hannaford, Jewel, Laura Lynn, Pathmark, Shaw's ShopRite, Tops, and Weis Quality.

In a news release, Malt-O-Meal states that it issued the voluntary recall "out of an abundance of caution" after its routine safety testing detected salmonella in a product made on March 24, 2008. The company says it has fixed the problem and that the recalled cereals account for less than half of one percent of the company's yearly production of ready-to-eat cereal.

Malt-O-Meal advises consumers to return the recalled cereals to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. For more information, call Malt-O-Meal at 877-665-9331 or visit the company's recall web site for a full list of recalled products.

WebMD Health News

Healthy Recipe Finder

Browse our collection of healthy, delicious recipes, from WebMD and Eating Well magazine.

Top searches: Chicken, Chocolate, Salad, Desserts, Soup

Healthy Recipe Finder