Warning! Pepperidge Farm Recalls Goldfish Crackers Due To Salmonella Risk. How To Recognize This Dangerous Condition?

Date July 27, 2018 15:56

If you like Goldfish Crackers, you shouldn’t probably buy the new ones, as Pepperidge Farm announces the voluntary recall of 4 different types of the crackers due to a potential bacterial infection.

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Recalling the product due to Salmonella

According to the statement released on July 23, 2018, the company says one of the whey powder suppliers has become a subject of a recall due to the potential presence of very harmful bacteria called Salmonella in the ingredient. Although Pepperidge Farm didn’t receive any reports of illnesses, as any good company would do, they are recalling these four types of their Goldfish Crackers:

  • Flavor Blasted® Xtra Cheddar
  • Flavor Blasted® Sour Cream & Onion
  • Goldfish® Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar
  • Goldfish® Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel

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Pepperidge Farm also strongly recommends the customers to throw away or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund if you have already purchased any of these crackers:

You may remember the similar story with recalling a product because of Salmonella that happened to Ritz Crackers.

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 What are the symptoms of salmonellosis?

Most people know the disease by the name of the bacteria – Salmonella. There are many ways for you to get salmonellosis: from poorly cooked meat to animal poop. Basically, the rule of thumb is to wash your hands properly after using the bathroom or touching animals. Another important rule is to cook (thermal food processing) your food properly.

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The symptoms of salmonellosis typically occur within a day. You can develop the first symptoms the very next morning after being infected. The most common signs of salmonellosis include the following:

  • nausea and vomiting;
  • abdominal cramps;
  • fever and chills;
  • frequent episodes of diarrhea;
  • headache;
  • blood in the stool (rarely).

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Most people get better on their own within a weak. However, it may take several months for your bowels to fully recover its microbiome. In case of severe symptoms and especially blood in your stool, it is recommended to visit a doctor as soon as possible!

                                                                                                         Source: WebMD, MayoClinic, PepperidgeFarm

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