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Goldfish Crackers Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

July 24, 2018 - 12:27 pm
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DETROIT (WWJ) - The snack that smiles back could make you sick. 

Pepperidge Farm is voluntarily recalling several varieties of Goldfish Crackers due to salmonella concerns. 

The company announced the recall Monday after it was notified by an ingredient supplier that whey powder used in a seasoning in products may be contaminated with salmonella . 

The Goldfish recall covers the following four varieties, which were distributed in the U.S.:

  • Flavor Blasted® Xtra Cheddar
  • Flavor Blasted® Sour Cream & Onion
  • Goldfish® Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar
  • Goldfish® Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel

Consumers who bought the above flavors should check the chart at this link to see if the product they have is affected. 

It should be noted that original cheddar Goldfish and whole grain cheddar Goldfish are not include in the recall. 

Salmonella is a microorganism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The company said, as of Monday, no illnesses had been reported in connection with Goldfish. 

Anyone who bought products should not eat them, but throw them or our return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers can also fill out a form for reimbursement at this link. 

Consumers with question should call customer service at 800-679-1791.

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