Goldfish Cracker Recall: Salmonella Fears Prompt Pepperidge Farm Recall

Pepperidge Farm is recalling more than 3.3 million units of its Goldfish Crackers over salmonella fears.

The company says the whey powder that is used as a seasoning could have salmonella.

"Pepperidge Farm initiated an investigation and, out of an abundance of caution, is voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish Crackers," the company said in a statement.

The four varieties of crackers being recalled are Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion, Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar and Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel.

The company said no one has been reported ill and no other products are affected by the recall.

Consumers have been warned that different packaging options are included in this recall and are encouraged to check a chart issued by the company for more information.

"Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them. Recalled products should be discarded or may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund," the company added.

Pepperidge Farm have warned people not to eat Goldfish Crackers Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar and thre eother of their products over salmonella fears. Pepperidge Farm

"You may also click here for reimbursement if you have the product, sell by date and package code listed in the chart provided."

Pepperidge Farm spokeswoman Bethridge Toovell specified the number of units affected by the recall, reports Reuters.

Customers with questions may call Customer Service at 800-679-1791, 24 hours a day, for more information.

On Saturday (July 21), Mondelez Global announced it is recalling a string of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products over fears they may also have been infected with salmonella. The company said it is conducting this recall as a precaution, again based on a whey powder ingredient used in the products.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also recently warned people not to eat any Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal after at least 100 people became ill following a possible salmonella outbreak across the U.S., including around 30 who needed hospital treatment.

The Kellogg Company recalled the cereal on June 14, 2018.

According to the CDC around 1 million people get sick from salmonellosis, including around 19,000 hospitalizations and 380 deaths. The microorganism can prove fatal for young, frail or elderly people, as well as those with weakened immune systems.