Bad news: Goldfish crackers are being recalled for a scary reason
If you’re a ’90s kid, then there’s a high likelihood you love yourself some Goldfish crackers. There’s pizza-flavored, flavor-blasted, classic cheddar…the delectable list goes on. But unfortunately, we have bad news for those with fond memories of the snack that smiles back. Four different kinds of Goldfish crackers have been recalled due to a possible salmonella outbreak.
According to CNN, on July 20th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a public health alert for whey powder, a common ingredient used to enhance texture or thicken foods. The alert noted that the producer of the whey powder had voluntarily issued the recall due to worries that it was contaminated with salmonella.
In light of the public health alert, Pepperidge Farm recalled four varieties of Goldfish: Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, Flavor Blasted Slammin’ Sour Cream & Onion, Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar, and Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel. While no actual cases of salmonella have been reported so far, the disease is no joke, so it’s best to follow the recall to avoid getting sick. Thankfully, other flavors seem to be safe to eat if you need to get your Goldfish fix.
And Goldfish aren’t the only ’90s snack affected by the salmonella scare. CNN notes that you should also avoid Swiss Rolls, Ritz crackers, and Hungry Man BBQ Sauced Boneless Chicken Wyngz (specifically with a best by date of September 6th, 2019) for the time being. And since whey powder is such a common additive, it’s possible that other foods will be added to the recall as well.
The current salmonella recall is scary, but if you avoid these products, you’ll likely be fine. But now…is anyone else craving Goldfish?