The last few weeks have been rocked by plenty of food recalls and it can be difficult to stay on top of what’s safe for you and your kids to eat and what’s not. We’ve compiled a list of all the foods that have been recalled so far below—and we’ll be adding to our list as other recalls are announced.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, it’s likely more food recalls will be announced in the coming weeks, as a major milk supplier has been at the center of all these recent recalls. (If you’re worried that all these recalls are affecting your kids’ snack habits, then be sure to check out our list of cheese cracker snack alternatives until we get the official all-clear.)
Here’s the latest on what foods been recalled—now go clean out your pantry!
Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip
Kraft Heinz is voluntarily recalling about 7,000 cases of its Taco Bello Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese dip because it's showing signs of product separation. Consumers are warned to throw away or return all affected products to the store, even if it looks normal or does not emit an odor.
If the product were to separate, it can create an environment for the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The result can be a life threatening form of food poisoning called botulism.
All recalled jars of dip come in a 15-oz. glass jar, has a UPC number of 021000024490, and a best when used by date of 27 DEC 2018 or 23 JAN 2019. Anyone with questions can contact Kraft Heinz at 1-800-310-3704 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern, for a full refund.
Select Goldfish Cracker Products
Pepperidge Farm has recalled four flavors of Goldfish crackers that came in 18 different varieties of packaging. The company initiated the voluntary recall after their whey powder seasoning supplier notified them of a potential salmonella contamination. Currently, no illnesses have been reported and consumers can return recalled products to stores for a refund.
Be sure to check out the detailed chart listing all the packaging options affected by the recall on the Pepperidge Farm website.
Select Ritz Crackers & Ritz Bits Sandwiches
Mondelez International, the company who produces Ritz issued a voluntary recall of 16 different Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products this week. The products contain the whey powder that is at the center of all the food recalls, and while no illnesses have been reported, the company is taking it seriously.
You can contact Mondelez International Customer Relations at 1-844-366-1171 for more information.
Flower Foods Inc. is the latest company to recall products under the fear of salmonella contamination. They advise to avoid consuming Swiss Rolls sold under a variety of brand names, including Great Value (found at Walmart), Food Lion, Mrs. Freshley's, H-E-B, Baker's Treat and Market Square. No illnesses have been reported, but the issue lies yet again in potential contaminated whey powder.
For a full list of product recalls, visit the Flower Foods Inc. website.
Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread
Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread is another Flower Foods Inc. product that falls under the recall. The bread is sold mainly in the southern states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Associated Milk Produces supplies the same suspected tainted whey powder that is causing the recall of the other products for this product. Recalled bread has a UPC of 071316001180 and sell by date of 07/16/18 through 7/28/18.
Visit the Flower Foods Inc. website or call their Consumer Relations Center at 1-866-245-8921.
Hungry-Man Chipotle BBQ Boneless Chicken Wyngz
Pinnacle Foods Inc. was notified by their supplier that the whey powder used in the ranch dressing found in the mashed potatoes of the Hungry-Man Chipotle BBQ Chicken Wyngz dinner could be contaminated. The recalled product is only the 15.25-oz. individual frozen microwavable dinners with “HUNGRY MAN CHIPOTLE BBQ SAUCED BONELESS CHICKEN WYNGZ” printed on the label and a best buy date of 9/6/19.
The dinner has an establishment number of “EST. P138” or “P-138” on the side of the box. The affected dinners shipped to locations in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
If you have any questions you can contact Pinnacle Foods Consumer Care at 1-888-257-1057.
Honey Smacks Cereal
It all started back in June when Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal was recalled for salmonella contamination. Leading the pack, all 5.3 oz. packages with "best if used by" dates between Jun. 14, 2018 and Jun. 14, 2019 and 23 oz. packages with best if used by dates between Jun. 14, 2018 and Jun. 14, 2019 fell under the recall.
Despite these "best by" dates, boxes of recalled cereal were still in some stores as late as July, so be sure to keep your eyes open if you purchase this cereal for your home.
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