This popular children's snack has been recalled in all US 50 states after over 50 people contracted a rare form of salmonella. The poisonings were reported in 18 states.

Veggie Booty is a snack of puffed rice and corn with a vegetable coating that contains ingredients from China. The manufacturer, Robert's American Gourmet of New York, reported the contamination being linked to the product's seasoning, the sources of which come primarily from China.

Luckily, no one has died from the poisoning. The most sickened got children under the age of ten, toddlers being the most common cases with five admitted to the hospital. The patients complained mostly about bloody diarrhea.

The investigations into the source of contamination are ongoing in the manufacturing plant and results are expected within this week.
The first outbreaks appeared in March but it took weeks of investigation and interviews of the sickened before they managed to link the outbreaks to Veggie Booty.

Salmonella poisonings still represent a serious public health problem in the US. Each year, around 1.4 million cases occur, there are 15,000 hospital admissions and 400 deaths.