EAST HANOVER, N.J. (WCBD)- Snack company Mondelez International LLC is voluntarily recalling Ritz Cracker sandwiches and Ritz Bitz due to salmonella fears.
This includes products distributed across the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. The recall includes Ritz cheese products and a complete list those of impacted can be found here.
According to a news release from Mondelez International LLC, these products contain whey powder as an ingredient, which the whey powder supplier has recalled due to the possible presence of salmonella.
In the release, Mondelez says, “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.”
The company says they have received no complaints of illnesses and this recall is a precaution based on the recall by the whey powder’s supplier. 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.