If you bought Goldfish crackers on a recent shopping trip, you’d better check the packaging before digging into the bag. On Monday, Pepperidge Farm announced it’s recalling four different flavors of Goldfish crackers due to potential salmonella contamination.
The recall did not cover the standard-issue cheddar Goldfish but, rather, four other varieties of the snack including two under the “Flavor Blasted” heading.
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— Pepperidge Farm (@PepperidgeFarm) July 23, 2018
One of Pepperidge Farm’s ingredient suppliers alerted the company that the whey powder seasoning used in four Goldfish varieties had been recalled “due to the potential presence of salmonella,” according to the announcement. Pepperidge Farm launched an investigation into the matter and decided to pull the flavors from the shelves “out of an abundance of caution.”
The four varieties subject to the recall are Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion, Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar and Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel. These products have been disturbed to thousands of stores throughout the United States.
More than a dozen codes and packaging options are included in the recall, so consumers should read the chart Pepperidge Farm has posted online to know if they’ve been affected.
According to the company, no illnesses have been reported, but customers who’ve bought these recalled flavors should not eat them. You should either throw away the product, return it to the store for a full refund, or request a reimbursement if you have the product, code and sell-by date indicated on the chart.
For more information, consumers should call Pepperidge Farm’s customer service line at 800-79-1791.
Other Foods To Avoid
There are several other foods you might want to avoid right now, including pasta salad sold in eight states, raw turkey, cut melon, Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal, Swiss Rolls and Ritz cracker sandwiches.
There are also current recalls on McDonald’s salads, vegetable trays and imported crab meat.
There’s also a new recall on Taco Bell brand cheese dip this week: Kraft Heinz has voluntarily recalled approximately 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip over fears of botulism.
The company said the product is “showing signs of product separation,” which could create conditions that may allow for the growth of Clostridium botulinum — a bacterium that can cause life-threatening illness or death in some people.
While there have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this issue, Kraft Heinz warned consumers should not use the dip “even if it does not look or smell spoiled.”