Certain Ritz products recalled over salmonella concerns

The whey powder supplier has recalled the ingredient due to the potential presence of salmonella.

Mondelez Canada is recalling cheese and pizza flavoured Ritz Bitz due to possible salmonella contamination.

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

Ritz Crackers and Ritz Bits are just a couple of the products undergoing a recall from parent company Mondelēz Global LLC.

See a full list of the recalled products below.

Loblaw Companies Limited issued the No Name brand recall following findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency during an investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak.

According to the company, the products contain whey powder as an ingredient. Symptoms of an Salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea, 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, endocarditis and arthritis.

Consumers with questions can call Mars Food at 1-800-734-3226 for further information. It is conducting a food safety investigation, which it said may lead to the recall of other products.

  • Anthony Vega