Here are six recalls parents need to know about this summer:
1. Kellog's Honey Smacks
Like we said, this cereal was originally recalled in June due to an outbreak of salmonella, but even after the recall, people kept getting sick. By July 12, 100 people had fallen ill and the CDC had to go a step further and warn the public to not eat, sell or buy the cereal, regardless of the best before date or UPC code.
OUTBREAK Update: 100 Salmonella infections in 33 states linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. Do not eat this ce… https://t.co/rKJE5D5cEi— CDC (@CDCgov) 1531431481.0
2. Ritz Cracker sandwiches and Ritz Bits.
Sometimes a recall leads to more recalls, which was the case in the recent Ritz cracker recall , which occurred after the whey powder used in the crackers was recalled by its supplier due to the potential presence of Salmonella. The recall impacts the sandwich-style Ritz varieties, including the individually packaged cups and bags of cheese-flavored Ritz Bits. Mondelēz Global has recalled 16 varieties of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits Product in the U.S. (as well as five cheese and pizza flavors in Canada ). The company says no illnesses have been reported.
FOOD RECALL: Mondelez Global LLC is recalling Ritz sandwiches and Ritz bits cheese products because an ingredient c… https://t.co/xPaYuovYdo— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) 1532367154.0
3. Some varieties of Goldfish crackers
The same whey powder recall that lead to the Ritz recall is what prompted Pepperidge Farms to pull four flavors of Goldfish crackers , Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar, Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel, as well as the Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar and Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion varieties. The precautionary measure seems to have worked as the company has not reported an illnesses.
Please take a moment to read this important message regarding four varieties of Goldfish crackers and our voluntary… https://t.co/1y9W1Vgzzk— Goldfish® (@GoldfishSmiles) 1532385079.0
4. McDonalds saladsAccording to a statement from McDonalds , "the FDA, CDC, along with state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of cyclosporiasis illnesses likely linked to salads from McDonald's restaurants in 10 states." As of August 2, 2018, 395 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection were reported in people who consumed salads from McDonald's restaurants , according to the CDC. McDonalds temporarily stopped selling salads at some stores until a safe lettuce supply was sourced.
5. Certain lettuce-based salads and wraps from various retailers
The same lettuce supplier linked to the McDonalds outbreak, Fresh Express, is the subject of an a U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) public health alert issued in an "abundance of caution" regarding contamination with Cyclospora .The impacted products are salads and wraps sold at retailers including Kroger, Trader Joe's and Walgreens.
Cyclospora Outbreak: Do not eat various beef, pork and poultry salad and wrap products. They may be contaminated wi… https://t.co/gd6uZn4GPH— USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service (@USDAFoodSafety) 1533155899.0
6. Almond Breeze
Parasites like Cyclospora aren't the only contaminant that can cause a product to be recalled. Undeclared allergens may be totally safe for some consumers, but quite dangerous to others. That's why some Almond Breeze almond milk is being recalled. Half-gallon Vanilla Almond Breeze cartons with a use by date of September 2 may contain dairy. According to the FDA , there has been one report of an allergic reaction.
ICYMI: Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk being recalled for possibly containing actual milk https://t.co/QCq7nVAplR https://t.co/MFfJlPq0UV— KWWL (@KWWL) 1533592892.0