Salmonella fears have prompted a mass recall of the cheese-flavoured snack Goldfish Crackers in the US.
Pepperidge Farms, owner of the brand, announced the recall of about 3.3 million units of the product on Monday.
One of its suppliers warned that the whey powder used as seasoning may contain the bacteria, which can cause illness and in some cases may be fatal.
In a press release, Pepperidge Farms revealed the four varieties of Goldfish Crackers affected, along with the sell by dates of the units to be recalled.
There have been no reports of illness from customers, a spokesperson said.
The company said consumers who have purchased these products shouldn't eat them. Instead, throw them away or return to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers can also apply for reimbursement on Pepperidge Farms' website.
The affected varieties:
- Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar
- Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion
- Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar
- Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel
Salmonella bacteria can cause fever, stomach cramps and diarrhea and can be fatal for people with weakened immune systems.
Usually however, the infection last less than a week and does not require treatment.