The ongoing Salmonella outbreak is growing. Product recalls are rampant. It seems that one of the main ingredients in many snack foods and seasonings, whey powder, has been recalled by the FDA for potential Salmonella contamination. The powder is used in hundreds if not thousands of products. But, the manufacturer, Associated Milk Producers, isn’t releasing which companies they’ve sold the powder to. Neither is the FDA. So we have to rely on the companies that have used the powder in their products to voluntarily issue safety warnings. Here’s what we have so far:
Pepperidge Farm and recalled their Goldfish crackers with seasoning using the powder. They are the Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, and Sour Cream and Onion, Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar and Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel.
Swiss Rolls sold by Mrs. Freshley’s. These are sold under the brand Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square, and Great Value, distributed nationwide, and Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread.
Ritz has recalled a huge number of their cracker products. A full list is here.
Hungry Man has recalled their Hungry Man Chipotle BBQ Sauced Boneless Chicken Wyngz dinner with a best by date of Sept. 6, 2019. The seasoning in the mashed potatoes may contain the Salmonella tainted powder.
Salmonella is a bacteria that causes diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramping. Symptoms of salmonella begin 12 to 72 hours after a person is infected and can last about four to seven days, and most individuals recover without treatment. However, those who develop severe diarrhea may need to be hospitalized. Those who are very young, who are very old or who have compromised immune systems are most at risk for complications and severe cases of illness.