Ritz cracker products recalled over salmonella concerns

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Certain Ritz cracker products are being voluntarily recalled because they could be contaminated with salmonella. 

Mondelēz Global LLC announced the nationwide recall on Saturday.

According to the company, the products under recall contain whey powder as an ingredient. The supplier of the whey powder issued a recall due to the potential presence of salmonella.

“Salmonella is a microorganism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.” – Mondelēz Global LLC

Products being recalled include certain packages of Ritz Bits Cheese and Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches.

You can find the full list of recalled items here. (PDF)

Mondelēz Global LLC says there have been no complaints of illness, and the recall has been issued as a precaution.

If you have any of the recalled products at home, you should not eat them and throw them away.

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