Various Ritz Cracker products are being voluntarily recalled throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, due to concerns about possible Salmonella contamination.
Mondelēz Global LLC, the maker of Ritz products, announced the recall Saturday. The recall includes certain Riz Cracker sandwiches and Ritz Bitz products that contain whey powder as an ingredient. The company that supplies whey powder to the manufacturers of Ritz products recalled their whey powder due to salmonella concerns. Sixteen Ritz products total were included in the recall.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of an Salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
So far no complains of illnesses connected to the products included in the recall have been reported to Mondelēz Global. The company says the recall is a precaution based on their ingredient supplier's recall.
Consumers are advised to discard any products they may have that are included in the recall list. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 1-844-366-1171, 24 hours a day for more information.