The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Pepperidge Farm is recalling four varieties of Goldfish crackers. A seasoning that is applied to these crackers has been the subject of a recall due to the potential presence of Salmonella. 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 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
Salmonella is a microorganism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
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. Consumers with questions may call 800-679-1791.