AMPI Sued For Salmonella Contamination of Whey Powder
Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPI) and Pepperidge Farm have been sued by a Mississippi woman who is alleging she became ill after eating Goldfish crackers that contained whey powder produced by AMPI, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription required).
AMPI issued a recall July 24, the same day the woman was hospitalized. AMPI says a sublot of whey powder produced at its Blair, Wis. manufacturing plant, tested positive for salmonella but none of that product was ever shipped into commerce. “This is a precautionary recall. All products shipped to the marketplace tested negative for salmonella,” AMPI says in a statement posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s web site.
“We are recalling this product as a precautionary measure and in keeping with our commitment to the best interests of our customers and consumers, and in line with the Food Safety Modernization Act and FDA requirements,” according to the statement.
To date, the Food and Drug Administration has not confirmed any illnesses from the recall.