It seems as though every week we are hearing about another food that is being recalled for possible contamination. While many are still leery about buying lettuce and pre-cut watermelon, there are now some more food products on the market you may want to watch out for that have recently been recalled.
According to CNN, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a public health alert on Friday for foods that contain whey powder. While there are hundreds of products that contain this ingredient, only a few are on the recall list. If you weren’t aware, whey powder is used by many companies to “modify texture, thicken foods, and gel foods to enhance solubility and transportability of foods.” Associated Milk Producers, Inc. issued the initial recall as it is the producer of the whey powder found in certain foods that may be contaminated with salmonella.
 
Here is a list of the products that were recently recalled:
 
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish– A recall has been issued for four varieties of Goldfish crackers that were distributed nationwide. The potentially contaminated crackers include the Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion, Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar, and Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel. These products contain the whey powder as it was used in the seasoning applied to them.
 
Ritz Crackers– Mondelēz Global LLC also issued a recall for Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches and mixed cookie and cracker variety packs as they too contain the potentially contaminated whey powder. These products are available to consumers nationwide although there have been no reported cases of anyone becoming ill after consuming the products as of yet.
 
Swiss Rolls– All Swiss Rolls sold nationwide under the names Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square, and Great Value have all been added to the list of foods being recalled. Flowers Foods also recalled Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread which is distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina for possible salmonella contamination.
 
Hungry Man Microwavable Dinners– Pinnacle Foods, Inc. issued their recall for the 15.25 oz. Hungry Man Chipotle BBQ Sauced Boneless Chicken Wyngz and a best buy date listed as 9/6/19.  The dinners in question have the establishment number of “EST. P138” or “P-138” on the package. Retailers in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia received the potentially contaminated frozen dinners although you may want to check the establishment number on the product you recently purchased just to be sure yours doesn’t match up with those listed above.
 
Now, although no complaints have been reported regarding any of the above-mentioned products, you may want to check your cabinets and/or freezer to be sure you don’t have any as you wouldn’t want to take the risk and eat something that may be hazardous to your health. If you have consumed any of the products that have been recalled and have experienced diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramping, consider visiting your doctor. Although most cases of salmonella are treated without medical treatment, those who are young or old, or have compromised immune systems may want to get checked out as they risk becoming dehydrated or having their condition worsen.
Under certain circumstances may a person who became ill after eating contaminated food file a lawsuit against the company who produced it.
Now, there are some instances where individuals have developed life-threatening conditions because of a contaminated food they ate and have taken legal action against the company responsible for producing or processing that food. If you recently became ill from a food product that you ate in Monroe, LA and would like to learn more about what your legal rights are, contact the Monroe, LA personal injury attorneys at Campbell, House & Cummins. The team of qualified lawyers at this firm can explain what forms of action you are permitted to take, if any, and what your case may be worth.
 
You can visit or call Campbell, House & Cummins, Attorneys at Law at:
1815 Roselawn Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
318-855-0285

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