A lot of your favorite foods and snacks are being recalled for after many reports of Salmonella contamination. If you get sick from Salmonella poisoning, expect fever, belly aches, and diarrhea withing a 12-72 hour time frame. Some people may even require hospitalization. Kids younger than 5 and 65+ may have more severe symptoms. If you believe you've been exposed to Salmonella from any of the following foods, see a doctor.
The following foods have been recalled for Salmonella concerns:
Zesty Sprouting Mix
Zetsy Sprouting Mix is also added to the list because its main ingredient is potentially contaminated with Salmonella. There have been no illnesses reported.
- MRitz Bits Cheese
- Mixed Cookie Variety
- Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches
- Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches with Cheese
- Ritz Whole Wheat Cracker Sandwiches with White Cheddar Cheese
- Ritz Everything Cracker Sandwiches with Cream Cheese
There were recalled but no illnesses were reported.
Spring Pasta Salad
Twenty illnesses linked to customers who have eaten the Spring Pasta Salad by Hy-Vee.
Flowers Food has recalled:
- Swiss Rolls sold under the brand names Mrs. Freshley’s
- Food Lion
- H-E-B, Baker’s Treat
- Market Square
- Great Value
- Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread
No illnesses have been reported in connection to these products either.
Honey Smacks Cereal
The popular Kellogg's Company cereal has been linked to a Salmonella contamination that infected 100 people in 33 states. At least 30 of the people infected have been hospitalized.
Fruit medley products, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and re-cut watermelon from Caito Foods are being recalled.
- Mondelēz’s Ritz cheese sandwiches
- Ritz Bits cheese products
- Flowers Foods’ Swiss Rolls (Also sold under the following names: Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square, Great Value and Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread)
Pepperidge Farms recalled four types of Goldfish Crackers. Those recalled are
- FlavorBlasted ® Sour Cream & Onion
- FlavorBlasted ® Xtra Cheddar
- Goldfish ® Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel
- Goldfish ® Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar
No illnesses have been reported. They believe contamination may be due to the chance the powder used in the seasoning contained Salmonella.
Raw turkey pet food and products, including live turkeys. Ninety (90) people have been infected with Salmonella across 26 states due to these products.
In April, 200+ million eggs from Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Ind., were recalled over possible salmonella contamination. As of April, 22 illnesses have been reported.
The following is the official statement from the FDA:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, along with other partners, are investigating possible Salmonella contamination of a whey ingredient that has caused the recall of several popular foods. Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) of New Ulm, Minn., is recalling dry whey powder due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The FDA is working with AMPI’s customers to recall products that pose a potential risk to consumers. Mondelēz International Inc., Pepperidge Farm Inc. and Flowers Foods Inc. recalled certain products because they used the whey ingredient subject to AMPI’s recall. These recalled foods include a variety of Mondelēz’s Ritz cheese sandwiches and Ritz Bits cheese products, certain Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish and Flowers Foods’ Swiss Rolls sold under various brand names.
Additional information about each specific recall is available on our website. There may be additional recalls in the coming days, of other products, as the FDA’s investigation reveals other food producers who may have used AMPI’s whey powder in a manner that could expose consumers to the potential risk.
“We’ve committed to alerting consumers early when we become aware of a risk of potential foodborne illness, and intervening aggressively. Our goal, as much as possible, is to mitigate risk, reduce consumer uncertainty and avoid potential harms. These commitments are guiding our work related to this investigation. Sometimes it means we need to share information before we know that people have become sick, or even that they’ve been exposed to a contaminant, because we know there’s a chance they could be at risk. As much as possible, our goal is to prevent consumer illness. Such is the case with these recalls. Right now, these are preventive steps. There are no confirmed illnesses related to these products. But we know these products are consumed daily across our country, often by children, which is why we’re alerting consumers now,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. “Our team is onsite investigating the facility that processes the dry whey used in the recalled products and we’re working to identify what other companies may have used this ingredient to determine what, if any, food may be contaminated with Salmonella. We take this work very seriously and will continue to communicate about this potential health risk as we learn more. Lately there have been many questions about whether we’re experiencing an uptick in food-related recalls. I can understand why it might appear that way, as we’ve increased our communications around food recalls and potential risks to food products. But we are not seeing an increase in the number or scope of recalls. Our tools for detecting them are much better, and our policies for how and when we alert the public lean in the direction of more and earlier communication. The American food supply is safer than ever before thanks to the preventive measures set forth in the landmark FDA Food Safety Modernization Act and advances in technology that help us detect and respond to problems.”