They may look harmless and cute, but they may pose a serious health threat to Canadian consumers.
The Government of Canada is warning the public that Pepperidge Farm brand Goldfish Flavour Blasted Xtreme Cheddar Crackers may contain salmonella. In fact, the snack’s parent company, Campbell Company of Canada, recalled the product from the marketplace due to a recall in another country.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products; however, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is conducting a food safety investigation. Consequently, this may lead to the recall of other products.
Goldfish Crackers and Salmonella
|Brand name||Common name||Size||Code(s) on product||UPC|
|Pepperidge Farm||Goldfish Flavour Blasted Xtreme Cheddar Crackers||180 g||20/JAN/19
|0 14100 08406 8|
|Pepperidge Farm||Goldfish Flavour Blasted Xtreme Cheddar Crackers||69 g||25/JAN/19
|0 14100 23245 2|
Unfortunately, food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled; however, it can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.
Even healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. In addition, long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
The Government of Canada estimates that there are about 4 million cases of foodborne illness in Canada every year. Many foodborne illnesses can be prevented by following these safe food-handling practices: cook, clean, chill and separate.
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