By David J. Neal
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Four lots of Natural Grocers Organic Amarath Grain have been recalled from stores in 20 states on the possibility they might be infected with salmonella.

The recall was issued by Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, which said in its FDA-posted recall notice that its supplier told the company about the potential salmonella problem.

This covers lot Nos. 22-102, 22-103, 22-130 and 22-194 of the 1-pound bags that went to Natural Grocers stores in Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Recalled grain should be returned to the store for a refund or at least thrown in the trash. If you have questions about this recall, call Vitamin Cottage at 303-986-4600, ext. 80801, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Eastern time.

According to the CDC, salmonella strikes 1.35 million Americans each year, hospitalizes about 26,500 and kills 420. Most at risk for the worst effects are senior citizens, children 4 and under and those with damaged immune systems. Most people get fever, vomiting, stomachaches and diarrhea that starts around 12 to 72 hours after eating the tainted food and runs for four to seven days.