Recalls You Should Know About—Week of July 22, 2018


We’ve rounded up a list of important US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls from this week.

We’ve rounded up a list of important US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from this past week:

Kraft Heinz Issues Recall for Talco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip

As a precaution, approximately 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip are being voluntarily recalled because the affected product is showing signs of product separation which can lead to a potential health hazard.

This could create conditions that could allow for the growth of Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

For the list of recalled products, check out the official announcement.

Associated Milk Producers Inc. Recalls Dry Whey Powder Linked to Salmonella Contamination

Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) of New Ulm, Minn., is recalling dry whey powder packaged in 50-pound and 25-kg bags that were produced at the cooperative’s Blair, Wis., dry whey plant from May 1-5, 2018; May 24-29, 2018; June 2-5, 2018; and June 7-14, 2018 due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This is a precautionary recall. All products shipped to the marketplace tested negative for Salmonella.

The whey powder is not sold directly to consumers but is used as an ingredient in a number of foods. It is sold directly to manufacturers and also distributed by brokers. A limited amount was sold for animal feed. All products shipped into the marketplace tested negative for salmonella as part of AMPI’s routine testing program. However, because additional product tested positive for salmonella under AMPI’s routine test and hold procedures, the company is recalling product as a precautionary measure.

For more information on the AMPI dry whey powder, read the recall statement.

Mondelēz Global LLC Recalls Ritz Cracker Sandwich Products Manufactured with Dry Whey Powder

Mondelēz Global LLC announced today a voluntary recall in the United States, including Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands, of certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits product. These products contain whey powder as an ingredient, which the whey powder supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella.

There have been no complaints of illness reported to Mondelēz Global to date in connection with these products. The company is conducting this recall as a precaution, based on the ingredient supplier’s recall.

For the complete list of recalled Ritz products, consult the company announcement.

Pepperidge Farm Announces Recall of Varieties of Gold Fish Crackers Manufactured with Dry Whey Powder

Pepperidge Farm has been notified by one of its ingredient suppliers that whey powder in a seasoning that is applied to four varieties of crackers has been the subject of a recall by the whey powder manufacturer due to the potential presence of Salmonella. Pepperidge Farm initiated an investigation and, out of an abundance of caution, is voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish crackers. The products were distributed throughout the United States. No illnesses have been reported. No other Pepperidge Farm products in the U.S. are subject to this recall.

The following four varieties with the indicated codes are subject to this recall:

  • Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar
  • Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion
  • Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar
  • Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel

Different packaging options are included in this recall.

For the complete list of packaging options, take a look at the recall statement.

Flowers Foods Recalls Swiss Rolls Manufactured with Dry Whey Powder

As a precautionary measure, Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is voluntarily recalling Swiss Rolls sold under the brand names Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square, and Great Value, distributed nationwide, and Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, due to the potential presence of Salmonella in an ingredient, whey powder. The ingredient recall was initiated by a third-party whey powder manufacturer and supplier. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled items.

For a complete list of all of the products affected by this recall, read the announcement.

Contagion® will continue to monitor the product recalls linked to dry whey powder. For more information on the ongoing investigation, check out our coverage.

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