Voluntary Recall of Certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits Products

Ritz Cracker recall
Mondelez Global says it’s voluntarily recalling some of its Ritz Cracker products over potential risk of salmonella Time (Source: USA Today)
East Hanover, New Jersey—(ENEWSPF)—July 23, 2018
Contact: Laurie Guzzinati

Mondelēz Global LLC announced a voluntary recall in the United States, including Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands, of certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits product. These products contain whey powder as an ingredient, 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.

This recall is limited exclusively to the products listed below, available at retail stores nationwide. No other Mondelēz Global LLC product is included in this recall.

There have been no complaints of illness reported to Mondelēz Global to date in connection with these products. The company is conducting this recall as a precaution, based on the ingredient supplier’s recall.

Consumers who have these products should not eat them, and should discard any products they may have. Consumers can contact the company at 1-844-366 -1171, 24 hours a day to get more information about the recall, and Consumer Relations specialists are available Monday-Friday, 9am to 6pm EST.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Recalled Products

RITZ BITS CHEESE BIG BAG 3 OZ, UPC Code: 0 44000 00677 8, Best when used by dates: 07 MAR 19 thru 13 APR 19

RITZ BITS CHEESE 1 OZ, UPC Code: 0 44000 02025 5, Best when used by dates: 07 MAR 19 thru 13 APR 19

RITZ BITS CHEESE 12 PACK CARTON, UPC Code: 0 44000 02032 3, Best when used by dates: 08 MAR 19 thru 13 APR 19

RITZ BITS CHEESE 30 PACK CARTON, UPC Code: 0 44000 01309 7, Best when used by dates: 03 MAR 19 thru 13 APR 19

RITZ BITS CHEESE 1.5 OZ, UPC Code: 0 44000 00929 8, Best when used by dates: 03 MAR 19 Thru 13 APR 19

RITZ BITZ CHEESE 3 OZ GO PACKS, UPC Code: 0 44000 03215 9, Best when used by dates: 07 MAR 19 thru 12 APR 19

10.8OZ RITZ CHEESE CRACKER SANDWICHES, UPC Code: 0 44000 88211 2, Best when used by dates: 14 JAN 19 thru 11 FEB 19

1.35 OZ RITZ CHEESE CRACKER SANDWICHES, UPC Code: 0 44000 00211 4, Best when used by dates: 14 JAN 19 thru 11 FEB 19

10.8 OZ RITZ BACON CRACKER SANDWICHES WITH CHEESE, UPC Code: 0 44000 04566 1, Best when used by dates: 05 FEB 19 thru 06 FEB 19

1.35 OZ RITZ BACON CRACKER SANDWICHES WITH CHEESE, UPC Code: 0 44000 04567 8, Best when used by dates: 05 FEB 19 thru 06 FEB 19

10.8 OZ RITZ WHOLE WHEAT CRACKER SANDWICHES WITH WHITE CHEDDAR CHEESE, UPC Code: 0 44000 04577 7, Best when used by dates: 04 FEB 19 thru 05 FEB 19

1.35 OZ RITZ WHOLE WHEAT CRACKER SANDWICHES WITH WHITE CHEDDAR CHEESE, UPC Code: 0 44000 04578 4, Best when used by dates: 04 FEB 19 thru 05 FEB 19

10.8 OZ RITZ EVERYTHING CRACKER SANDWICHES WITH CREAM CHEESE, UPC Code: 0 44000 04579 1, Best when used by dates: 06 FEB 19, 07 FEB 19, 08 FEB 19

1.35 OZ RITZ EVERYTHING CRACKER SANDWICHES WITH CREAM CHEESE, UPC Code: 0 44000 04580 7, Best when used by dates: 06 FEB 19, 07 FEB 19, 08 FEB 19

MIXED COOKIE CRACKER VARIETY 20 PACK, UPC Code: 0 44000 04100 7, 01 FEB 19 thru 04 FEB 19

MIXED COOKIE CRACKER VARIETY 40 PACK, UPC Code: 0 44000 04221 0, Best when used by dates: 31 JAN 19 thru 05 FEB 19

Source: www.us.mondelezinternational.com