Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency just issued a Goldfish Snack recall because of salmonella contamination. The list is growing everyday, it seems. Parents are scrambling with the most recent Ritz Crackers recall across Canada, as well as the No Name Chicken Nuggets.
It’s getting a little scary between salmonella contamination, listeria, and E. coli – just what can we eat!
The Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Snack Recall is the following:
Goldfish Flavour Blasted Xtreme Cheddar Crackers
69 g packages
The CFIA says there have NOT been reported illnesses linked to eating these products. But, to be safe they should be thrown out or returned to the store where purchased.
What is Salmonella and How Does it Make You Sick
It’s important to pay attention to the warning by Health Canada that food contaminated with Salmonella does not always look or smell spoiled, but it can still make you sick.
Be aware of short-term symptoms of contamination including diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, headache, and fever. These symptoms can affect people of all ages. People with weakened immune systems, the elderly, pregnant women, and young children are particularly vulnerable to the risk of contamination.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is performing a food safety investigation, as the initial recall started in another country. This investigation could lead to the recall of other products, so stay tuned.