Recall alert: 16 varieties of Ritz Crackers over salmonella fears

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Mondelez International is recalling select packages of Ritz Crackers as a precaution because of the possible presence of salmonella in one of the ingredients.

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A look at the Ritz Crackers recall

As the kids get ready to head back to school as early as next week in some parts of the country, this is one recall parents will want to pay attention to.

If you’re accustomed to slipping any of the following products in your child’s school bag for snack or lunch, don’t do it until further notice!

  • Ritz Bits Cheese Big Bag 3 oz ‘ 0 44000 00677 8 ‘ March 7, 2019 thru April 13, 2019
  • Ritz Bitzs Cheese 1 oz ‘0 44000 02025 5 ‘ March 7, 2019 thru April 13, 2019
  • Ritz Bitzs Cheese 12 Pack Carton ‘ 0 44000 02032 3 ‘ March 8, 2019 thru April 13, 2019
  • Ritz Bitzs Cheese 30 Pack Carton ‘ 0 44000 01309 7 ‘ March 3, 2019 thru April 13, 2019
  • Ritz Bitzs Cheese 1.5 oz ‘ 0 44000 00929 8 ‘ March 3, 2019 thru April 13, 2019
  • Ritz Bitzs Cheese 3 oz Go Packs ‘ 0 44000 03215 9 ‘ March 7, 2019 thru April 12, 2019
  • 8 oz Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches ‘ 0 44000 88211 2 ‘ Jan. 14, 2019 thru Feb. 11, 2019
  • 35 oz Ritz Cracker Sandwiches ‘ 0 44000 00211 4 ‘ Jan. 14, 2019 thru Feb. 11, 2019
  • 8 oz Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches ‘ 0 44000 04566 1 ‘ Feb. 5, 2019 and Feb. 6, 2019
  • 35 oz Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches with cheese ‘ 0 44000 04567 8 ‘ Feb. 5, 2019 and Feb. 6, 2019
  • 8 oz Ritz Whole Wheat Cracker Sandwiches with White Cheddar Cheese ‘ 0 44000 04577 7 ‘ Feb.4, 2019 and Feb. 5, 2019
  • 35 oz Ritz Whole Wheat Cracker Sandwiches with White Cheddar Cheese ‘ 0 44000 04578 4 ‘ Feb. 4, 2019 and Feb. 5, 2019
  • 8 oz Ritz Everything Cracker Sandwiches with Cream Cheese ‘ 0 44000 04579 1 ‘ Feb. 6, 2019, Feb.7, 2019, and Feb. 8, 2019
  • 35 oz Ritz Everything Cracker with Cream Cheese ‘ 0 44000 04580 7 ‘ Feb. 6, 2019, Feb.7, 2019, and Feb. 8, 2019
  • Mixed Cookie Cracker Variety 20 Pack ‘ 0 44000 04100 7 ‘ Feb. 1, 2019 thru Feb. 4, 2019
  • Mixed Cookie Cracker Variety 40 Pack ‘ 0 44000 04221 0 ‘ Jan. 31, 2019 thru Feb. 5, 2019

Mondelez is voluntarily recalling the above products out of an abundance of caution after a supplier recalled the whey used in the snacks for the possible presence of salmonella.

Thankfully, no injuries from eating the snacks have been reported at this time.

If you have any product on this list, do not eat it. Return it to the store for a refund of reach out to Mondelez at 1-844-366-1171 for more info about the recall.

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause symptoms such as fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, and may even be fatal in young children, frail or elderly people. In rare cases, Salmonella can cause more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis if it gets into the bloodstream.

If you’re a label reader, you may find it interesting to note this is the second time in just days that the possibility of salmonella-tainted whey has caused a recall.

The same issue was also cited in last week’s recall of Swiss rolls sold at Walmart, H-E-B, Food Lion and other retailers throughout the Southeastern United States.

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