Commercial bakery Pepperidge Farm, a subdivision of the Campbell Soup Company, announced a voluntary recall of their popular snack item Goldfish Crackers due to concerns over salmonella.
The company stated it would pull four specific varieties of the snack from the shelves: Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion, Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar and Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel from an article posted online by Yahoo.
The recall is in regards to a potential contamination of salmonella with whey powder, a prominent ingredient used in Goldfish Crackers. Pepperidge Farm disclosed their intent to recall the items, after being notified of the possible contamination by a whey supplier. The company also stated that the recall is solely “out of an abundance of caution.”
The recall comes after another recent announcement by food and beverage company Mondelez International, who recalled snack item Ritz Bitz also due to salmonella fears.
What is Salmonella?
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause infection when it contaminates food that is not handled or stored properly. Severe reactions can be seen in the elderly, young children, or those with a weakened immune system. Symptoms include, but are not limited to fever, vomiting, and diarrhea.
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