ALERT– PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product can cause serious, adverse health consequences.
Mondelez Global, one of the world’s largest food conglomerates, announced a recall for several Ritz Cracker products on Saturday after their ingredient supplier announced a recall due to salmonella concerns.
Most people do not associate Salmonella with chips, but the bacteria is not limited to raw meats. In this case, the Salmonella could be found in the seasoning sprinkled on the crackers.
Mondelēz Global LLC announced a voluntary recall in the United States, Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands, of certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits product. For a full list of affected products please visit: https://t.co/q5CvZN9VTb
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If you experience any of the following symptoms of Salmonella poisoning for more than a few days, please consult a primary care physician or urgent care clinic:
- Stomach Cramps
The elderly, children, and anyone with a compromised immune system should be seen by a doctor immediately if they exhibit these symptoms. While salmonella is treatable in the vast majority of individuals who contract it, it’s known for being a very nasty bacteria which can often cause death.
NBC Affiliated King 5 News reports:
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.
Mondelez 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.
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 Mondelez Global. The company says the recall is a precaution based on their ingredient supplier’s recall.
The following products have been recalled due to possibility of salmonella infections:
- Ritz Bits Cheese
- Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches
- Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches with Cheese
- Ritz Whole Wheat Cracker Sandwiches With White Cheddar Cheese
- Ritz Everything Cracker Sandwiches With Cream Cheese
- Mixed Cookie Cracker Variety
Consumers are advised to discard any of those products, as they may be contaminated with the deadly salmonella bacteria. If you have questions, comments, or concerns, you can contact the company directly at 1-844-366-1171, which is a 24/7 hotline available for access anywhere globally.