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Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Recalled For Salmonella Risk

July 26th, 2018

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers sure are tasty, but now, they may be dangerous. The company recently issued a recall after it learned that one of the ingredients in the crackers was recalled due to the possible presence of salmonella.

The company released a statement about the recall.

“Pepperidge Farm has been notified by one of its ingredient suppliers that whey powder in a seasoning that is applied to four varieties of crackers has been the subject of a recall by the whey powder manufacturer due to the potential presence of Salmonella. Pepperidge Farm initiated an investigation and, out of an abundance of caution, is voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish crackers. The products were distributed throughout the United States. No illnesses have been reported. No other Pepperidge Farm products in the U.S. are subject to this recall.

“The following four varieties with the indicated codes are subject to this recall:

  • Flavor Blasted® Xtra Cheddar
  • Flavor Blasted® Sour Cream & Onion
  • Goldfish® Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar
  • Goldfish® Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel”
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“Different packaging options are included in this recall. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them. Recalled product should be discarded or may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call Customer Service at 800-679-1791, 24 hours a day, for more information. Our Customer Service specialists are available M – F 9AM – 7PM EST.”

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Salmonella is a bacterium that can live on a variety of foods.

If eaten, it can live in a person’s digestive tract and make them sick. The symptoms of salmonella infection are pretty nasty, and in severe cases, it can be fatal. People with weakened immune systems may become severely ill.

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It can take several days for the infection to clear up, and it may require hospitalization.

According to Symptom Find, the symptoms of salmonella poisoning include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Bloody stool
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These tasty little Goldfish crackers aren’t the first to be recalled this year.

Ritz recently recalled several varieties of crackers, too, because of a possible salmonella risk. In fact, it’s due to the same supplier. The varieties recalled include:

  • Ritz Bits Cheese Big Bag 3 oz – 0 44000 00677 8 – March 7, 2019, thru April 13, 2019
  • Ritz Bitzs Cheese 1 oz –0 44000 02025 5 – March 7, 2019, thru April 13, 2019
  • Ritz Bitzs Cheese 12 Pack Carton – 0 44000 02032 3 – March 8, 2019, thru April 13, 2019
  • Ritz Bitzs Cheese 30 Pack Carton – 0 44000 01309 7 – March 3, 2019, thru April 13, 2019
  • Ritz Bitzs Cheese 1.5 oz – 0 44000 00929 8 – March 3, 2019, thru April 13, 2019
  • Ritz Bitzs Cheese 3 oz Go Packs – 0 44000 03215 9 – March 7, 2019, thru April 12, 2019
  • 8 oz Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches – 0 44000 88211 2 – Jan. 14, 2019, thru Feb. 11, 2019
  • 35 oz Ritz Cracker Sandwiches – 0 44000 00211 4 – Jan. 14, 2019, thru Feb. 11, 2019
  • 8 oz Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches – 0 44000 04566 1 – Feb. 5, 2019, and Feb. 6, 2019
  • 35 oz Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches with cheese – 0 44000 04567 8 – Feb. 5, 2019, and Feb. 6, 2019
  • 8 oz Ritz Whole Wheat Cracker Sandwiches with White Cheddar Cheese – 0 44000 04577 7 – Feb. 4, 2019, and Feb. 5, 2019
  • 35 oz Ritz Whole Wheat Cracker Sandwiches with White Cheddar Cheese – 0 44000 04578 4 – Feb. 4, 2019, and Feb. 5, 2019
  • 8 oz Ritz Everything Cracker Sandwiches with Cream Cheese – 0 44000 04579 1 – Feb. 6, 2019, Feb. 7, 2019, and Feb. 8, 2019
  • 35 oz Ritz Everything Cracker with Cream Cheese – 0 44000 04580 7 – Feb. 6, 2019, Feb.7, 2019, and Feb. 8, 2019
  • Mixed Cookie Cracker Variety 20 Pack – 0 44000 04100 7 – Feb. 1, 2019, thru Feb. 4, 2019
  • Mixed Cookie Cracker Variety 40 Pack – 0 44000 04221 0 – Jan. 31, 2019, thru Feb. 5, 2019

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So far, no illnesses have been reported because of eating either brand of crackers.

The recalls are both voluntary. If you have either of these cracker brands in your pantry or any of the crackers on the recall list, throw them out or return them to the nearest store. Salmonella is a nasty infection that you don’t want to experience.

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Source: Fox 6 Now

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