Pepperidge Farm has issued a voluntary recall of 3.3 million packages of Goldfish crackers over fears they may be tainted by salmonella bacteria. Pepperidge Farm, which is owned by Campbell Soup Co. , said in a statement Monday that whey powder used in four types of Goldfish crackers could contain salmonella. The affected varieties are Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion, Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar and Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel. The company said no illnesses have been reported so far. On Sunday, Mondelez announced a recall of certain Ritz cracker products due to potential salmonella bacteria in its whey powder, and last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal to salmonella outbreaks in 33 states. Salmonella causes symptoms like fever, diarrhea and vomiting, and can be fatal to children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.
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