Salmonella contamination: crackers and chicken nuggets recalled

The affected Ritz Bits sandwiches come in cheese and pizza flavours

The affected Ritz Bits sandwiches come in cheese and pizza flavours

The company that supplies whey powder to the manufacturers of Ritz products recalled their whey powder due to salmonella concerns.

The company that manufactures Ritz announced a recall of some of its products due to a risk of salmonella contamination.

There have been no complaints of illness reported to Mondelez in connection with the crackers, .

Snacks included in the recall include Ritz Bits Cheese Cracker Sandwiches in various packaging, Rits Cheeze Cracker Sandwiches, Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches with Cheese Filling and Ritz Everything Crackers. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.

According to the company, the products contain whey powder as an ingredient.

Mondelez International recalling some Ritz crackers made with an ingredient that could have salmonella bacteria.

Healthy people infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. It is conducting a food safety investigation, which it said may lead to the recall of other products.

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