Story by: Patrick Donovan on July 30, 2018
Mondelez International Inc., the parent company of brands Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits, has issued a voluntary recall for both of these products. Likewise, Pepperidge Farm, the parent company of Goldfish crackers, has issued a voluntary recall for a variety of their crackers.
Both companies say that the whey powder they use to make these food items may contain Salmonella.
There have been no reported cases of Salmonella linked to any of the crackers so far. The recall is a precaution to prevent an outbreak.
For a complete list of the products included in the voluntary recall, see Mondelez’s official statement and Pepperidge Farm’s official statement. If you have these products, throw them away.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection can start to appear 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Symptoms include:
If you experience these symptoms, here’s what you should do:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year around 1 million people become sick from Salmonella in food. Of these, 19,000 people are hospitalized and more than 300 die.
Most cases of Salmonella last four to seven days and do not require medical treatment. However, you should watch for signs of dehydration, which can be a major concern and require immediate medical attention.
Select an appointment date and time from available spots listed below.