If it feels like there have been a lot of food recalls this summer, that’s because there have been. Over the past few months, everything from salmonella, to dangerous bacteria, to metal objects have invaded popular foods.
Here’s what we should be avoiding so far:
- Flavor Blasted Goldfish - Pepperidge Farm announced this week they’re voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish because of fears of salmonella in one of the main ingredients, whey powder. Thankfully, no one’s gotten sick from them.
- Ritz crackers - Some of the varieties of the buttery crackers have been voluntarily recalled over the same potential salmonella risk as the Goldfish crackers, even though no one has gotten sick from them.
- Crab meat - The CDC warned seafood lovers earlier this month that crabmeat from Venezuela contained bacteria that could cause stomach problems. This crabmeat has been linked to around a dozen confirmed cases of infection, mostly in Maryland and four people were hospitalized.
- Honey Smacks - Salmonella is to blame for the recall of an estimated 1.3 million cases of Honey Smacks. The cereal has been linked to over 60 illnesses.
- Pre-cut melon - Last month, prepackaged melons sold at big grocery store chains were also linked to salmonella. The CDC says 60 people in five states got sick from the pre-cut melon.
- Frozen pomegranate - This time it was in Australia, but a woman died in June from hepatitis A after eating recalled frozen pomegranate. Government officials there recalled a small number of Creative Gourmet frozen pomegranate sold down under after a link was found between the fruit and Hepatitis A cases.
- Spam - Back in May, over 200,000 pounds of Spam were recalled after consumers found metal objects in their canned meat, according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. Some people got “minor oral injuries” from the Spam.
Salmonella Prompts Yet Another Recall- Salmonella continues to be a concern with the latest recall of a frozen meal from the Hungry-Man brand.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a public health warning after a whey powder in a Hungry-Man microwavable meal was found to be contaminated with Salmonella. The meal that's recalled is Hungry-Man's "Chipotle BBQ Sauced Boneless Chicken Wyngz."
The meals in question have been shipped to Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. So far, there are no reports of any illnesses stemming from the meals. This latest recall joins a slew of others including: Honey Smacks, Ritz Crackers, Goldfish Crackers and also Taco Bell Cheese Dip.