Is There Salmonella in Your Goldfish and Crackers?


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working with Mondelēz International, Pepperidge Farm, and Flowers Foods on the voluntary recall of certain products due to possible Salmonella contamination – a recall that could expand further in the days and weeks ahead.

At this time, the recall includes:

  • Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products sold in the U.S. and its territories
  • Pepperidge Farm Goldfish (Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, FlavorBlasted Sour Cream & Onion, Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar, Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel) distributed throughout the U.S.
  • Flowers Foods’ Swiss Rolls (Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square, and Great Value) distributed throughout the U.S.
  • Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina

The potential source of the contamination is a common whey ingredient supplied by Associated Milk Producers Inc., a New Ulm, Minnesota, company. According to the FDA, there’s no evidence that any of the products are contaminated with Salmonella or that anyone has become sick from eating them, and the snacks are being recalled in an abundance of caution. The agency is investigating the potential risk, monitoring for reports of any food-related illnesses possibly linked to the recalled products, and trying to determine if any other products may be affected.

Sourced from: FDA