The recent salmonella outbreak has been connected to yet another popular pantry item. This time, it's Goldfish crackers from Pepperidge Farms that are being pulled from supermarket shelves, USA Today reports.
The baked cheese crackers haven't been blamed for any illnesses yet, and the CDC still hasn't issued a recall of the snack food. Rather, Pepperidge is recalling some of its Goldfish products voluntarily after learning that the whey powder used in its seasonings may be contaminated with salmonella.
Whey powder was also the ingredient of concern in the Ritz cracker and Swiss rolls recalls announced within the past week. Prior to this most recent wave of recalls, Honey Smacks cereal was taken out of stores in June with the CDC advising consumers to toss out any boxes they have at home.
About 100 people across the U.S. have contracted the salmonella virus since March, with nearly a third of the victims ending up in the hospital. No related deaths have been reported so far.
The four Goldfish cracker varieties affected by the recall include Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, Flavor Blasted Sour Cream and Onion, Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar, Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel [PDF]. If you find any of these products in your home, toss them out immediately, even if someone has already eaten from them without getting sick. You can also return it to the store where you bought for a refund.
[h/t USA Today]