There’s another serious snack-time issue on the heels of a major Ritz cracker product recall. Pepperidge Farm has issued a voluntary recall of its Goldfish crackers. Like the Ritz recall, this one also has to do with potentially contaminated whey powder. Representatives from Pepperidge Farm did not immediately respond to Red Tricycle’s request for comment.
Recall Description: Select Goldfish Cracker Products
The current recall affects four flavors of Goldfish crackers:
- Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar
- Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion
- Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar
- Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel
There are 18 different packing options for these four flavors affected by the current recall. Visit the Pepperidge Farm website for a detailed chart of 18 product packages that; this chart includes all affected UPC codes, sell-by dates and package images for each affected product.
Why It Was Recalled
While there have been no reported illnesses, Pepperidge Farm has voluntarily recalled these products after its whey powder seasoning supplier notified them of a potential Salmonella contamination risk.
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause serious health issues such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and fever.
How to Tell If Your Goldfish Crackers Are Affected
Consult Pepperidge Farm’s highly detailed chart for specific products. Start with the four flavors that have been recalled and look for the product package size, UPC code and use-by dates. Pepperidge Farm also provides images of each item on their chart to help consumers match the products to the recall.
What Parents Can Do
Anyone with an affected product should throw it out immediately. Do not eat it and do not allow your children to eat it. You can visit Pepperidge Farm’s website for reimbursement or bring the recalled package back to the place of purchase for a refund.
If you’re in doubt, contact Pepperidge Farm Customer Service at 800-679-1721 for more information. Customer service specialists are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST. General information on the recall is also available 24 hours a day.
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