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Ritz Crackers, Ritz Bitz recalled over salmonella concerns

We can now add the Ritz cracker brand to the growing number of companies that have had to issue food recalls this year due to salmonella contamination. Today, Mondelez Global LLC announced that “more than a dozen” Ritz brands of crackers have been recalled.

Sixteen Ritz brand crackers in total have been recalled, including Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits Cheese. The various products were sold not only in the U.S., but also Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The salmonella contamination can be traced back to the whey powder used in the creation of the popular cracker brand.

At of the time of this posting, there have not been any reports of people becoming ill due to consumption of any of the recalled Ritz crackers. Symptoms of salmonella include, but are not limited to: fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain. Consumers are urged to throw out any Ritz products named in the report.

A full list of the recalled Ritz crackers can be found here:

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