I LOVE THE FISHES ‘CAUSE THEY’RE SO DELICIOUS' ... just not right now
A pediatrician explains Salmonella symptoms
In case you haven’t heard, the popular snack company Pepperidge Farm has recalled their famous Goldfish Crackers due to a possible Salmonella contamination.
NOT ‘THE SNACK THAT SMILES BACK’?!?!
Unfortunately it is true. Specifically the:
- Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar
- Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion
- Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar
- Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel
These have been added to a growing list of other foods already recalled including: Ritz Bits cheese cracker sandwiches and mixed cookie and cracker variety packs, Swiss rolls, and Hungry Man Chipotle BBQ Sauced Boneless Chicken Wyngz with a “best by” date of 9/6/19.
All of these snacks and foods contain whey powder which is the specific ingredient that is being recalled. Not everything that contains whey powder is being recalled at this time, but stay tuned because the list may keep growing.
"So how do I know if my child has a Salmonella infection?"
If someone gets Salmonella, symptoms may begin 12-72 hours after a person is infected. Symptoms typically include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramping; which can last 4-7 days in most individuals who will recover without treatment other than drinking plenty of fluids. However, young children are most at risk for developing complications from severe illness.
One of the best ways to avoid contracting the illness is frequent hand-washing (seems like this is the best way to avoid A LOT of things
Get to know Ramon Kinloch, M.D.
Dr. Kinloch is a Cook Children's pediatrician, located at the Forest Park location in Fort Worth. Click here to make an appointment with Dr. Kinloch or call 817-592-8182.
"My desire to practice medicine really stemmed from my interest in the sciences. I actually thought about a career as an astronaut at first, but decided that wasn't for me after watching the movie 'Armageddon'. As I got older, I enjoyed spending time in the church nursery and developed a passion for teaching/mentoring children and adolescents. Becoming a pediatrician allowed me to integrate what I love doing and have fun serving others.
Outside of practicing medicine, I enjoy traveling, especially internationally to experience and learn about the different cultures of our world. I love music and dancing. I enjoy watching and playing sports (I'm a big Michigan Wolverines and Dallas Cowboys fan!). Last but not least, I enjoy checking out new restaurants.
I am thankful and blessed to be married to the love of my life, Andrea. We have a mixed breed puppy, Ramsey, who is like our little "Sour Patch Kid". I love being a pediatrician because it is one of the few careers where you can let your inner kid be free!"