Goldfish, Ritz Crackers, and Swiss Rolls
In response to yet another salmonella scare, this time linked to a whey powder used in a number of mass-produced foods, a couple of wildly popular snacks have been recalled. In late July, Pepperidge Farm issued a recall on four different kinds of widely distributed Goldfish crackers that were seasoned with the powder in question, including Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion, Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar, and Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel.
Similarly, Ritz voluntarily recalled Ritz Bits cheese cracker sandwiches and mixed cookie and cracker variety packs because they also may contain the potentially affected whey powder. The same whey-related outbreak also may have also contaminated a whole bunch of Swiss rolls produced by Flowers Foods, so that company issued a recall in mid-July for the chocolate and creme cakes, which are labeled under a number of brand names including Mrs. Freshley's, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker's Treat, Market Square, and Great Value.
Another outbreak of cyclospora prompted a recall of raw vegetable trays in grocery stores and markets across the Midwest. Earlier this summer, Del Monte issued a voluntary recall of various sizes of its veggie trays, which contained raw broccoli, cauliflower, celery, carrots, and dill dip after a cluster of cyclospora-related illnesses were reported. The good news is the tainted batch is well past its best by date at this point, so you don't have much to worry about.
Taco Bell Cheese Dips
Roughly 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip were recalled in July over concerns of potential botulism, an exceptionally bad form of food poisoning that affects the nervous system. While no illnesses have been reported, the recall was set in motion as a precaution. If you're worried, the recall applies to 15-ounce glass jars of the stuff with best by dates between December 27, 2018 and January 23, 2019.