Posted: 4:19 am Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
By Ann Kelly
Doesn’t it feel like the amount of recalls we’re hearing about are endless? But that’s a good thing when it comes to something like contracting salmonella or having something mixed in with your food that could hurt you. So let’s take a look at the latest.
UPDATED INFORMATION ON TACO BELL/KRAFT RECALL: Kraft Heinz is voluntarily recalling their Taco Bell Salsa con Queso Mild Cheese Dip due to a botulism risk. The product is a 15 oz glass jar with the individual package UPC # 021000024490 .
Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers are under recall The problem is the whey powder used that may have been contaminated with salmonella. There are four types of crackers under recall and you can see which ones those are here. No illnesses have been reported but it’s best to get rid of them or return them to the store for a refund.
Anther snack favorite, Ritz Crackers, has also made the recall list. It’s also because of the whey powder used to make the crackers and possible salmonella contamination. Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products are some of the crackers on the list and you can also check the full list here.
McDonalds was also forced to recall salads after an reported an outbreak of cyclosporiasis illnesses.Ten states were affected and for a full list and what precautions to take take a look at the full story.
Possible salmonella contamination also is responsible for ground turkey being pulled off shelves in what the CDC is calling a “widespread turkey industry” outbreak. Florida is on that list and nationwide some 90 people were sickened by the turkey product. The problem here is the CDC doesn’t know exactly where the affected meat came from. It’s best not to to use it at all. But if you are make sure you’re using a separate cutting board for any raw turkey products,. And please don’t give it to your pets, they can get just as sick as we do.
WORDS OF WISDOM FROM ANN KELLY’S KITCHEN
Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go – Anthony Bourdain