Ritz crackers nationwide due to salmonella

Roman Schwartz
July 23, 2018

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.

There have been no complaints of illness reported to Mondelez Global to date in connection with these products.

The company that makes Ritz crackers has recalled certain products nationwide due to a possible presence of salmonella.

Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections, the agency said.

Symptoms include headache, fever, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea.

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In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.

Two flavours of Uncle Ben's rice products are being recalled over fears of Salmonella contamination among the seasoning pouches.

The company said while the majority of affected products have already retrieved, customers should check any packages of rice featuring any of the lot codes listed here.

Consumers are advised to discard any products they may have.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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