FOR CONSUMERS IN THE UNITED STATES:
Announcing a Voluntary Recall of Four Varieties of Goldfish® Crackers
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.
These products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which 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.
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
Different packaging options are included in this recall. Consumers are encouraged to read the chart located here for more information.
FOOD RECALL: Pepperidge Farm is voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish crackers due to the potential presence of Salmonella. The products were distributed throughout the United States. No illnesses have been reported. More info: https://t.co/ADogTSr7Ox pic.twitter.com/U5cFZwoi1e
— USDA Food Safety (@USDAFoodSafety) July 24, 2018
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.
You may also click here for reimbursement if you have the product, sell by date and package code listed in the chart provided.
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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SOURCE – PEPPERIDGE FARMS