June 4, 2020

Secondary Recalls of Products Made With Whey Recalled for Possible Salmonella

A recall of whey for possible Salmonella contamination has triggered a slew of secondary recalls of products. We’ve collected the recalls here for easy reference. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with any of these recalled foods.

If you purchased any of these foods, do not eat them. Discard them in a double wrapped or sealed package, or take them back to the store where you bought them for a full refund. Wash your hands well with soap and water after handling these products.

On July 20, 2018, Flowers Foods of Georgia recalled several brands of Swiss rolls, a dessert cake, and Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread for possible Salmonella contamination. The Swiss rolls were sold nationwide under the brand names Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square, and Great Value. The bread was sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

On July 20, 2018, Christie Brand Ritz Bits Sandwiches were recalled in Canada for possible Salmonella. The sandwiches were made in Cheese Flavoured and Pizza Flavoured varieties.

On July 23, 2018, Hungry Man Boneless Chicken Wyngz frozen dinner was recalled under a USDA public health alert because the whey powder used to make ranch salad dressing seasoning was added to the mashed potatoes in the dinner. This product was sold in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Also on July 23, 2018, some types of Ritz Crackers, including cracker sandwiches and Ritz Bits products, were recalled. These products were sold in the United States, including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The recalled products included Ritz Bits Cheese, Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches, and Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches with Cheese, among others.

On July 23, 2018, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Flavor Blasted Xtreme Cheddar Crackers in 180 gram and 69 gram sizes were recalled in Canada. These products were also sold nationally at the retail level.

On July 23, 2018, Pepperidge Farm recalled Goldfish Crackers in four varieties and many different package sizes.  No illnesses were reported in this recall either.

Stay tuned because more products may be recalled. Secondary recalls can run into the dozens, and can last for weeks.

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  1. Why does no one seem concerned that this salmonella whey, was used in processed foods made in foriegn countries and probably was not inspected by the FDA before but was sold in the US

    • Linda Larsen says

      Much of the food we eat is imported. The FDA examines the food inspection system in the countries that sell food to us, and decides whether or not the system is equivalent to ours. If it is, they are allowed to export food to this country. The food is then always inspected when it enters the U.S. It doesn’t matter where a food is produced. Bacteria are everywhere, and there have been many foodborne illness outbreaks linked to foods produced in the United States.

      And the whey was produced in Wisconsin, for a company based in Minnesota, Associated Milk Producers Inc.

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