Pepperidge Farm has issued a voluntary recall of four varieties of Goldfish Crackers. An ingredient supplier contacted Pepperidge Farms, concerned that whey powder used in the coating of certain varieties may have been tainted with salmonella. So far, no illnesses have been reported and the recall is simply to ensure that remains the case.
The Pepperidge Farm statement released July 23 reads:
Pepperidge Farm has been notified by one of its ingredient suppliers that whey powder in a seasoning that is applied to four varieties of crackers has been the subject of a recall by the whey powder manufacturer due to the potential presence of Salmonella. Pepperidge Farm initiated an investigation and, out of an abundance of caution, is voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish crackers. The products were distributed throughout the United States. No illnesses have been reported. No other Pepperidge Farm products in the U.S. are subject to this recall.
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
Different packaging options are included in this recall. Consumers are encouraged to read the chart located here for more information.
Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them. Recalled product should be discarded or may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.
You may also click here for reimbursement if you have the product, sell by date and package code listed in the chart provided.
Consumers with questions may call Customer Service at 800-679-1791, 24 hours a day, for more information. Our Customer Service specialists are available M – F 9AM – 7PM EST.
These are a popular snack for little ones, so if you have any of the above-listed varieties in your pantry, you may want to check if they’re on the recall list.
Better safe than sorry, right?