The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a series of recalls on numerous food products, because of food poisoning risks. The recall involves any foods made from certain sources of powdered milk, including waffles, cheeses and kettle chips. The issue is due to fears of a possible salmonella outbreak at supplier factories.
There has been a total of eight recalls so far. The contaminations did not occur in products sold directly to customers, but still might have affected ingredients used in popular food items. This has caused several businesses to take their products off the shelves.
Could You Get Food Poisoning from Your Groceries?
Not every company that uses the contaminated ingredients has issued a recall, but so far there have been no reports of people getting sick. If you are concerned, here is a full list of the items that are now under recall:
- Publix Super Markets pancake and waffle mixes
- Shearer’s Foods LLC kettle chips, potato chips and nacho chips
- Deep River Snacks kettle chips
- Stonewall Kitchen pancake and waffle mixes
- TreeHouse Foods Inc. macaroni and cheese
- New Hope Mills crepe mix
- Fourth Street Barbecue Inc. macaroni and cheese
- Brand Castle LLC monkey bread mix
Experts suspect that additional recalls will follow as more companies analyze their supply chain and identify products that may contain contaminated ingredients. This means that it’s possible customers could consume dangerous products before recalls are issued.
Salmonella can cause serious illness and discomfort in a healthy person. For people who are at risk, such as young children, the elderly and those undergoing chemotherapy, it may even require hospitalization.
It’s good to see businesses responding quickly. Let’s hope that all the dangerous foods are taken off the shelves before anyone gets hurts.