Ritz Cracker Recall
July 23, 2018 • Recalls
#43859 Ritz cheese sandwich crackers in tray & #44409 cheese Ritz Bitz have been voluntarily recalled because they contain whey powder, which the whey powder supplier has recalled 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.
There have been no complaints of illness reported to Mondelez Global LLC to date in connection with these products. The company is conducting this recall as a precaution, based on the ingredient supplier’s recall.