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General Mills Recalls Some Cinnamon Toast Crunch Due to Salmonella Risk

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that General Mills, citing the possibility of salmonella contamination, is recalling 168 cases of single-serve, reduced-sugar Cinnamon Toast Crunch bowl packs sold by food services such as cafeterias or restaurants. No illnesses have been reported.

General Mills said it was acting as a precaution after an ingredient supplier warned that it had recalled one of its products “due to the possible presence of salmonella.”

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, General Mills said. Healthy people who become infected typically experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain, the company said.

The recall affects about 168 cases of the reduced-sugar Cinnamon Toast Crunch bowl packs. No other Cinnamon Toast Crunch package sizes or varieties are affected, and no other General Mills cereals are involved, the company said.

The affected cereal packs have one of two “Better if used by” dates on printed on the packaging: 31AUG2013 and 02SEP2013, General Mills said.