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At Big Y, our goal is to exceed our customers' evolving expectations by constantly seeking better ways to create and deliver World Class service and value. This makes food safety a priority for us. We maintain the highest standards of performance in all areas of our World Class Markets especially when it comes to the well-being of our community.

Ritz Sandwich Crackers and Ritz Bits Recall

July 23, 2018


Mondelēz Global LLC announced today a recall in the United States, including Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands, of certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits product. These products contain whey powder as an ingredient, which the whey powder supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella.

Salmonella is a microorganism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), 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 (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

There have been no complaints of illness reported to Mondelēz Global LLC to date in connection with these products. The company is conducting this recall as a precaution, based on the ingredient supplier's recall.

No illnesses associated with this recall have been reported to date. Consumers are urged NOT eat the products subject to this recall.

The following products are sold at Big Y and Big Y Express:

Product Name



Best When Used By

Ritz Crackers with Cheese



14 JAN 19 thru 11 FEB 19

Ritz Bits Cheese



07 MAR 19 thru 13 APR 19

Ritz Bits Cheese 12 pack Tray



08 MAR 19 thru 13 APR 19

Ritz Bitz Cheese Go Packs



07 MAR 19 thru 12 APR 19

Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches



14 JAN 19 thru 11 FEB 19

Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches with Cheeses



05 FEB 19 & 06 FEB 19

Ritz Whole Wheat Cracker Sandwiches with Cheddar Cheese



04 FEB 19 & 05 FEB 19

Ritz Everything Cracker Sandwiches with Cream Cheese



06 FEB 19, 07 FEB 19 & 08 FEB 19

Mixed Cookie Cracker Variety Pack 20 Pack



01 FEB 19 thru 04 FEB 19

Consumers with questions may contact Mondelēz Global Consumer Response at 1-844-366-1171.

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FDA's Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts Page - http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Current Recalls and Alerts - http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp