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Salmonella Recall List Keeps Growing

The list of food that is being recalled because of Salmonella contamination keeps getting longer. This time Ritz and Goldfish crackers are being added on the Salmonella list.

The symptoms of salmonella show up 12 to 72 hours after a person is infected and include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramping. These symptoms can last about four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment.

You can take some steps to preventing food getting contaminated with salmonella at home:

  • Cook poultry, ground beef, and eggs thoroughly
  • Wash hands, kitchen work surfaces, and utensils with soap and water immediately after they have been in contact with raw meat or poultry.
  • Wash hands with soap after handling reptiles, birds, or baby chicks, and after contact with pet feces.
  • Do not eat or drink foods containing raw eggs, or raw (unpasteurized) milk.