Salmonella recall in multiple snack and bakery products due to whey powder ingredient
Mondelēz Global LLC, Flowers Foods, and Pepperidge Farm all announced recalls of certain products today due to possible Salmonella in the whey powder ingredient used in the products.
Pepperidge Farm had been notified by one of its suppliers that whey powder in a seasoning that is applied to four varieties of crackers has been investigated by the manufacturer due to a potential salmonella presence. To be cautious, Pepperidge Farm is recalling four varieties of its Goldfish crackers, in the United States only.
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
Consumers should discard these products and can return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Click here for more information.
Mondelēz Global LLC announced a voluntary recall in the United States, including Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands, of certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits product. These products contain whey powder as an ingredient. Click here to see the full list of products that have been recalled.
As a precautionary measure, Flowers Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Swiss Rolls sold under the brand names Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square, and Great Value, distributed nationwide, and Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, due to the potential presence of Salmonella. The ingredient recall was initiated by a third-party whey powder manufacturer and supplier. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled items. Click here for a full list of its recalled products.
The FDA believes these products may contain a common whey ingredient supplied by Associated Milk Producers Inc., that may have been contaminated with Salmonella. As there are likely other food products made by other manufacturers that also use this common ingredient, there may be other recalls initiated in the coming days.
Sources: BusinessWire.com, 7/23/18, Pepperidge Farm® Announces Voluntary Recall of Four Varieties of Goldfish® Crackers
MondelezInternational.com, 7/24/18, Mondelēz Global LLC Conducts Voluntary Recall of CertainRitz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits Product in the U.S., including Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands Due to Possible Health Risk
FDA.gov, 7/24/18, Flowers Foods Issues Voluntary Recall on Mrs. Freshley’s and Other Brands of Swiss Rolls and Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread