Vulnerability of ‘Miracle Ingredient’ Behind Goldfish Recall
July 25, 2018 – The ingredient in the Goldfish crackers that may be contaminated with salmonella is the whey powder in the seasoning, according to an FDA Recall Alert issued on Monday.
Michael Moss, an investigative journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on food poisoning cases, told “CBS This Morning” that whey is a liquid byproduct derived from making cheese and Greek yogurt.
“They turn it into a powder which is something of a miracle ingredient for these companies,” Moss said. “The taste, the protein, it helps the texture, it holds things together.”
He says the problem arises when water or a bacteria, like salmonella, is also present in a factory that produces whey. This can create an issue for the company using that whey as an ingredient, Moss said.
Which Products are Affected?
Products affected by the Goldfish recall include:
- Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar
- Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion
- Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar
- Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel
Because salmonella infection can be dehydrating, treatment focuses on replacing fluids and electrolytes, according to the Mayo Clinic. Severe cases may require hospitalization and fluids delivered directly into a vein (intravenous).
Do I Have a Goldfish Recall Class Action Lawsuit?
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