Mondelēz Global LLC announced on Saturday that some of the crackers contain whey powder as an ingredient, which was recalled by its supplier over salmonella concerns. Cheese and pizza flavored "Ritz bits" sandwiches are included in the recall along with No Name brand chicken nuggets.
The affected products contain expiration dates between January 14, 2019 and April 13, 2019.
There have been no complaints of illness in connection with the Ritz products to date. "Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea".
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.
In a statement, the company said it is conducting the recalls "out of an abundance of caution".
Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased, CFIA said in a food recall warning.