EAST HANOVER, NJ — Mondelēz Global LLC has issued a recall of some of its Ritz cracker sandwiches and bits products due to concerns of salmonella in the United States as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“Salmonella is a microorganism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems,” the company said in a press release. “Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.”
“In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.”
The recall affects only certain products in a list that can be seen on the company’s website. No illnesses have been reported but those who have them are urged to discard them.
For more information and to see a list of the affected products, read the company’s press release here.