Possible salmonella contamination causes a number of food recalls in Atlantic provinces

Possible salmonella contamination causes a number of food recalls in Atlantic provinces

Several Ritz Cracker products are being recalled nationwide due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The company announced a voluntary recall in the United States, including Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands, of certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products.

It said it is voluntarily withdrawing the two products "out of an abundance of caution" and added that there have been no reports of illness associated with the products. The products are made by Mondelēz Canada.

The recalled crackers have a best if used by date of before June.

Mondelēz Canada recalled the Christie brand Ritz Bits due to a recall in another country.

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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.

Salmonella is a microorganism that can cause people to experience fevers, nausea and gastro-intestinal problems, which can be serious in children and others with weakened immune systems, the company said.

Consumers who bought the recalled product should throw it away.

Consumers with questions can call Mars Food at 1-800-734-3226 for further information.

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