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Ritz crackers recalled due to salmonella concerns

Ritz crackers recalled due to salmonella concerns

Mondelez International Inc.is recalling some Ritz crackers made with an ingredient that could have salmonella bacteria.

Christie brand Ritz Bits Sandwiches in cheese and pizza flavours sold across the country are being recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

All the crackers involved in the recall have a best if used by date of between January 14, 2019 and April 19, 2019. Symptoms of an Salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The company said it is conducting this recall as a precaution, based on the ingredient supplier's recall.

In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.

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There have been no complaints of illness reported.

Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Anyone with questions can contact the company to speak to consumer relations specialists Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.to 6 p.m. ET at 1 (844) 366-1171.


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