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After being notified that multiple packages and varieties of Pepperidge Farms goldfish crackers contain the bacteria, Salmonella, the company has issued a nationwide recall. Thus far, the Centers for Disease Control has not received any illness reports.

About Salmonella

Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. The bacteria usually live in animal and human intestines and shed through feces. Consuming contaminated water or food spreads the infection to humans. Symptoms including diarrhea and abdominal cramping last two to seven days. Diarrhea may last up to 10 days, however, it may take several months before bowels return to normal. However, salmonella can develop into typhoid fever. This is a deadly disease. About 300 people get typhoid fever in the United States each year. About 22 million cases of typhoid fever and 200,000 related deaths occur worldwide each year.

Goldfish Crackers Recall

On July 23, Pepperidge Farm announced that it was voluntarily recalling several varieties of Goldfish Crackers due to potential salmonella contamination.
In a company statement, Pepperidge Farm said one of its ingredient suppliers told them the whey powder used in a seasoning on certain Goldfish products may be contaminated with salmonella. These Goldfish varieties include Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion, Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar, and Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel.
Thus far, the CDC has not received any illness reports, but these usually take a few weeks to populate after an outbreak. A complete listing of UPC codes can be found the FDA’s website.

If Injured by the Goldfish Crackers Recall

Food poisoning lawsuits play an important role in keeping food systems safe. These lawsuits hold negligent corporations accountable. Plus, it shows lawmakers that food safety is imperative.  When outbreaks caused by bacteria or viruses injure people, most of the time it is from a manufacturer being negligent. The company is fully aware of their potentially dangerous practices and do not correct it. Thus, they endanger customers’ lives. Therefore, if you ate a contaminated Goldfish Cracker, contact us today for your free no-obligation case review. Compensation could be available.

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