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Some Ritz Cracker Products Recalled After Possible Salmonella Contamination

Yikes! Check your pantry!

Sixteen Ritz cracker products have been recalled as a result of possible salmonella contamination, according to a recent press release from Mondelēz Global LLC.

The New Jersey-based company announced the voluntary recall in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after discovering that the whey powder used in the crackers was recalled by the supplier due to potential salmonella contamination.

This recall is limited to the 16 products — including Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits Cheese — listed by the company in the press release.

Ritz Crackers

The products being recalled all have expiration dates ranging from January to April of 2019, so there’s a decent chance you or someone you know has these products in the pantry.

The products are:

Ritz Bits Cheese Big Bag, 3 oz., UPC number 0 44000 00677 8, expiration date of March 7, 2019, through April 13, 2019.

Ritz Bits Cheese, 1 oz., UPC number 0 44000 02025 5, expiration date of March 7, 2019, through April 13, 2019.

Ritz Bits Cheese 12-pack carton, UPC number 0 44000 02032 3, expiration date of March 8, 2019, through April 13, 2019.

Ritz Bits Cheese 30-pack carton, UPC number 0 44000 01309 7, expiration date of March 3, 2019, through April 13, 2019.

Ritz Bits Cheese, 1.5 oz., UPC number 0 44000 00929 8, expiration date of March 3, 2019, through April 13, 2019.

Ritz Bits Cheese Packs, 3 oz., UPC number 0 44000 03215 9, March 7, 2019, through April 12, 2019

Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches, 10.8 oz., UPC number 0 44000 88211 2, expiration date of Jan. 14, 2019, through Feb. 11, 2019.

Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwichers, 1.35 oz., UPC number 0 44000 00211 4, expiration date of Jan. 14, 2019, through Feb. 11, 2019.

Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches with Cheese, 10.8 oz., UPC number 0 44000 04566 1, expiration date of Feb. 5, 2019, through Feb 6, 2019.

Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches with Cheese, 1.35 oz., UPC number 0 44000 04567 8, expiration date of Feb. 5, 2019, through Feb. 6, 2019.

Ritz Whole Wheat Cracker Sandwiches with White Cheddar Cheese, 10.8 oz., UPC number 0 44000 04577 7, expiration date of Feb. 4, 2019, through Feb. 5, 2019.

Ritz Whole Wheat Cracker Sandwiches with White Cheddar Cheese, 1.35 oz., UPC number 0 44000 04578 4, expiration date of Feb. 4, 2019, through Feb. 5, 2019. 04

Ritz Everything Cracker Sandwiches with Cream Cheese, 10.8 oz., UPC number 0 44000 04579 1, expiration date of Feb. 6, 2019, through Feb. 8, 2019.

Ritz Everything Cracker Sandwiches with Cream Cheese, 1.35 oz., UPC number 0 44000 04580 7, expiration date of Feb. 6, 2019, through Feb. 8, 2019.

Mixed Cookie Cracker Variety 20 pack, UPC number 0 44000 04100 7, expiration date of Feb. 2, 2019, through Feb. 4, 2019.

Mixed Cookie Cracker Variety 40 pack, UPC number 0 44000 04221 0, expiration date of Jan. 31, 2019, through Feb. 5, 2019.

What To Look For With Salmonella

Symptoms of salmonella infection include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, chills, headaches and blood in the stool. Signs and symptoms of salmonella infection typically last two to seven days. Most people recover from the infection without treatment, but complications related to severe diarrhea and dehydration may arise.

No information on illness as a result of consuming the products or specific states affected by the recall has been reported. Rather, the company said it is conducting this recall as a precautionary measure, based on the whey supplier’s recall.

Consumers who have these products should discard them without eating them. Questions about the recall should be directed to the customer service line at 1-844-366-1171. No other Mondelēz Global LLC product is included in this recall.