FDA investigates possible Salmonella contamination of ingredient used in popular foods

Mondelēz International Inc., Pepperidge Farm Inc. and Flowers Foods Inc. recalled certain products because they used the whey ingredient subject to a recall.

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FDA, CDC,  the USDA along with other partners are investigating possible Salmonella contamination of a whey ingredient that has caused the recall of several popular foods. Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) of New Ulm, Minn., is recalling dry whey powder due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. FDA is working with AMPI’s customers to recall products that pose a potential risk to consumers. Mondelēz International Inc., Pepperidge Farm Inc. and Flowers Foods Inc. recalled certain products because they used the whey ingredient subject to AMPI’s recall. These recalled foods include a variety of Mondelēz’s Ritz cheese sandwiches and Ritz Bits cheese products, certain Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish and Flowers Foods’ Swiss Rolls sold under various brand names.

Additional information about each specific recall is available at FDA's website. There may be additional recalls in the coming days, of other products, as the FDA’s investigation reveals other food producers who may have used AMPI’s whey powder in a manner that could expose consumers to the potential risk.

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