Goldfish crackers latest on recall list linked to contaminated whey powder
Whey powder that has been recalled for potential salmonella contamination is found in many food products. One of those products is Goldfish crackers, which Pepperidge Farms is now recalling as well. The company announced the recall on July 23, 2018, for various packages of four varieties:
- Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar
- Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion
- Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar
- Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel
Goldfish crackers in these varieties that are packaged in bags, snack packs, and cartons are affected by the recall. Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers are sold throughout the US. No illnesses have yet been reported, but these crackers have the potential for being contaminated with salmonella which can cause serious gastrointestinal symptoms.
The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA – FSIS) has issued a public health alert for products that contain the potentially contaminated whey powder. The whey product, regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is being voluntarily recalled by the producer, Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPI). Additional FSIS-regulated products containing the recalled whey powder may be added to this public health alert as more information becomes available.
Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.
If you have purchased any of these Pepperidge Farms Goldfish products, do not eat them. For more information about your legal rights if you have become ill from eating one of the recalled products, contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901.