Ritz crackers nationwide due to salmonella

Christie brand Ritz Bits Sandwiches in cheese and pizza flavours sold across the country are being recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Mondelez said the supplier of whey powder for its crackers recalled the ingredients due to the potential presence of the bacteria.

In a news release issued Saturday, the company said while the product is sold across Canada, the recall only pertains to products sold in eastern Canada.

Flowers Foods said they, too, issued their recall after a third-party whey powder manufacturer and supplier recalled the ingredient.

Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

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

You can check here to see if your Ritz products are effected.

Anyone wanting more information can call Mondelēz Global LLC at 1-844-366-1171.

Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning include fever, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea.

  • Wendy Palmer