Over the weekend, Mondelez Global LLC announced a voluntary recall of some Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products. The recall spans the U.S., including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The cracker products contain a whey powder ingredient that could be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The whey powder was an ingredient from an outside supplier.
Mondelez’s recall is not considered an outbreak since no complaints of illness had been reported to the company at the time the recall was issued. The recall is simply a precaution based upon the ingredient supplier’s own recall.
See Mondelez’s official list of the affected products on their website. The company is instructing consumers who have these products to not eat them, but rather to discard them. Consumers can contact the company directly at 1-844-366 -1171, 24 hours a day to get more information about the recall, and Consumer Relations specialists are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.
No other Mondel?z Global LLC product is included in this recall.
Mondelez regards itself as one of the world’s largest snack companies, with 2017 net revenues of approximately $26 billion.
This event is just another in a growing list of food recalls and outbreaks that have suddenly plagued 2018: Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, McDonald's salads, romaine lettuce, pre-cut melons, and Del Monte vegetable trays.