Certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products recalled

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Mondelez Global says it’s voluntarily recalling some of its Ritz Cracker products over potential risk of salmonella.

The Hanover, New Jersey-based company says it’s recalling 16 varieties of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products in the U.S. The products contain whey powder, which its supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of salmonella.

Mondelez says no illnesses have been reported yet. Symptoms of salmonella include fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in the young, elderly or those with weakened immune systems.

People who have the items in their homes are advised to throw the products in the garbage.

The list of recalled items, available at stores nationwide, include the following: 

  • Ritz Bits cheese (3 oz, 1.5 oz & 1 oz bags) affected dates: March 07, 2019 through April 13, 2019
  • Ritz Bits cheese (12 and 30 pack cartons) affected dates: March 3, 2019 through April 13, 2019
  • Ritz Bits cheese (3 oz Go Packs) affected dates: March 7, 2019 through April 12, 2019
  • Ritz cheese cracker sandwiches (10.8 oz, 1.35 oz) affected dates: January 14, 2019 through February 11, 2019
  • Ritz bacon cheese cracker sandwiches (10.8 oz, 1.35 oz) affected dates: February 5, 2019 through February 6, 2019
  • Ritz whole wheat cracker sandwiches with white cheddar cheese (10.8 oz, 1.35 oz) affected dates: February 4, 2019 through February 5, 2019
  • Ritz everything cracker sandwiches with cream cheese (10.8 oz, 1.35 oz) affected dates: February 6, 2019 through February 8, 2019
  • Mixed cookie cracker variety (40 and 20 packs) affected dates: February 1, 2019 through February 5, 2019
  • There have been no complaints of illness reported. 

This includes products distributed across the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. The recall includes multiple Ritz cheese products – a list of them can be found here.

Anyone who has these products should not eat them and throw them away. Questions can be directed to Mondelez International at 1-844-366 -1171.

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