A variety of Ritz Crackers products have been recalled due to salmonella risk

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Cracker lovers may have to put some of their snack plans on ice as Ritz has just announced a major recall for some of its products. You’ll temporarily have to find another crunchy bite to take its place if your favorite is on the list.

As a precautionary measure, Ritz’s parent company, Mondelēz Global is issuing the recall due to concerns about salmonella contamination. This affects products sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

One of the ingredients – whey – could possibly be tainted with the bacteria according to one of its suppliers. To date, no illnesses or deaths have been reported in connection with any Ritz products, but consumers are being asked to discard any products they may have.

Symptoms of a salmonella infection include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, chills, fatigue, or nausea. If you suspect you are experiencing the illness, follow up with a medical provider immediately for treatment.

Here is the list of items included in the recall:

  • Ritz Bits Cheese Big Bag 3oz; Use by dates of 07 Mar 19 to 13 Apr 19
  • Ritz Bits Cheese 1oz; Use by dates of 07 Mar 19 to 13 Apr 19
  • Ritz Bits Cheese 12 pack (carton); Use by dates of 08 Mar 19 to 13 Apr 19
  • Ritz Bits Cheese 30 pack (carton); Use by dates of 03 Mar 19 to 13 Apr 19
  • Ritz Bits Cheese 1.5 oz; Use by dates of 03 Mar 19 to 13 Apr 19
  • Ritz Bits Cheese 3oz Go Pack; Use by dates of 07 Mar 19 to 12 Apr 19
  • Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches 10.8oz; Use by dates of 14 Jan 19 to 11 Feb 19
  • Ritz Cheese Crackers Sandwiches 1.35oz; Use by dates of 14 Jan 19 to 11 Feb 19
  • Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches w Cheese 10.8oz; Use by dates of 05 Feb 19 or 06 Feb 19
  • Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches w Cheese 1.35oz; Use by dates of 05 Feb 19 or 06 Feb 19
  • Whole Wheat Cracker Sandwiches w White Cheddar Cheese 10.8oz; Use by dates of 04 Feb 19 or 05 Feb 19
  • Whole Wheat Cracker Sandwiches w White Cheddar Cheese 1.35oz; Use by dates of 04 Feb 19 or 05 Feb 19
  • Everything Cracker Sandwiches w Cream Cheese 10.8oz; Use by dates of 06 Feb 19 or 07 Feb 19 or 08 Feb 19
  • Everything Cracker Sandwiches w Cream Cheese 1.35oz; Use by dates of 06 Feb 19 or 07 Feb 19 or 08 Feb 19
  • Mixed Cookie Cracker Variety 20 pack; Use by dates of 01 Feb 19 to 04 Feb 19
  • Mixed Cookie Cracker Varity 40 pack; Use by dates of 31 Jan 19 to 05 Feb 19

For a list of product UPC codes, visit the Ritz website at this link. The company is also providing a telephone number for consumers to inquire about the recall. Coverage of the voluntary recall has been widespread, and you can click on this video from TMJ4 to hear more.

Are you a regular consumer of Ritz snacks? How many items will you have to throw out?

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