Mondelez Recalls Ritz Products Due to Salmonella RiskMondelez Recalls Ritz Products Due to Salmonella Risk
July 24, 2018
Food company Mondelez Global LLC issued a voluntary recall of certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products in the U.S. and several of its territories amid concerns that the snacks contain whey powder that may be tainted with Salmonella, the company announced in a July 21 press release.
The recall includes six different Ritz Bits products, eight varieties of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches, and two “mixed cookie cracker variety” box types. “Best When Used By” dates for the affected projects range from January 2019 to April 2019.
“There have been no complaints of illness reported to Mondelez Global to date in connection with these products,” the company said in a statement. “The company is conducting this recall as a precaution, based on the ingredient supplier’s recall.”
Customers who purchased Mondelez brands containing the potentially contaminated whey powder are urged to not consume the products and throw the packages away. A full list of impacted products can be found here.
About 1.2 million cases of Salmonella are estimated occur each year, including 23,000 hospitalizations and 450 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Food is typically the most common source of the bacteria.
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