Ritz Crackers Recalled Due to Salmonella

Mondelēz Global LLC announced today a voluntary recall in the United States, including Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands, of certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits productThese 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 in the grid below, available at retail stores nationwide. No other Mondelēz Global LLC product is included in this recall.

DescriptionRetail UPCBest When Used By Dates
RITZ BITS CHEESE
BIG BAG
3 OZ
0 44000 00677 807 MAR 19
Thru
13 APR 19
RITZ BITS CHEESE
1 OZ
0 44000 02025 507 MAR 19
Thru
13 APR 19
RITZ BITS CHEESE
12 PACK CARTON
0 44000 02032 308 MAR 19
thru
13 APR 19
RITZ BITS CHEESE
30 PACK CARTON
0 44000 01309 703 MAR 19
thru
13 APR 19
RITZ BITS CHEESE
1.5 OZ
0 44000 00929 803 MAR 19
thru
13 APR 19
RITZ BITS CHEESE
3 OZ GO PACKS
0 44000 03215 907 MAR 19
thru
12 APR 19
10.8 OZ RITZ CHEESE CRACKER SANDWICHES0 44000 88211 214 JAN 19
thru
11 FEB 19
1.35 OZ RITZ CHEESE CRACKER SANDWICHES0 44000 00211 414 JAN 19
thru
11 FEB 19
10.8 OZ RITZ BACON CRACKER SANDWICHES
WITH CHEESE
0 44000 04566 105 FEB 19
06 FEB 19
1.35 OZ RITZ BACON CRACKER SANDWICHES
WITH CHEESE
0 44000 04567 805 FEB 19
thru
06 FEB 19
10.8 OZ RITZ WHOLE WHEAT CRACKER
SANDWICHES WITH WHITE CHEDDAR CHEESE
0 44000 04577 704 FEB 19
05 FEB 19
1.35 OZ RITZ WHOLE WHEAT CRACKER
SANDWICHES WITH CREAM CHEESE
0 44000 04580 706 FEB 19 07 FEB 19
08 FEB 19
1.35 OZ RITZ EVERYTHING CRACKER
SANDWICHES WITH CREAM CHEESE
0 44000 04580 706 FEB 19
07 FEB 19
08 FEB 19
MIXED COOKIE CRACKER VARIETY
20 PACK
0 44000 04100 701 FEB 19
thru
04 FEB 19
MIXED COOKIE CRACKER VARIETY
40 PACK
0 44000 04221 031 JAN 19
thru
05 FEB 19

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.

Read Original FDA Report

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