Christie brand Ritz Bits Sandwiches (Cheese and Pizza Flavours) recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
July 20, 2018
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Mondelēz Canada
Distribution:
National
Extent of the product distribution:
Consumer
CFIA reference number:
12380

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 20, 2018 - Mondelēz Canada is recalling Christie brand Ritz Bits Sandwiches (cheese and pizza flavours) from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Christie Ritz Bits Sandwiches - Cheese Flavoured 180 g 2019JA12
2019JA11
2019JA10
2019JA09
2019JA08
2019JA07
2019JA06
2019JA05
2019JA04
2019JA03
2019JA02
2019JA01
2018DE31
0 66721 00216 7
Christie Ritz Bits Sandwiches - Pizza Flavoured 180 g 2019FE14
2019FE13
2019FE12
0 66721 00556 4
Christie Mini Ritz Bits Sandwiches - Cheese Flavoured 30 x 42 g (1.26 kg) 2019MR13
2019MR12
2019MR11
2019MR10
2019MR09
2019MR08
2019MR07
0 66721 00609 7
Christie Mini Ritz Bits Sandwiches - Cheese Flavoured 42 g 2019MR13
2019MR12
2019MR11
2019MR10
2019MR09
2019MR08
2019MR07
0 66721 00608 0
Christie Ritz Bits Sandwiches -Cheese Flavoured 180 g - 6 Snak Paks 2018NO24
2018NO29
2019JA23
2019JA24
0 66721 01623 2

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Media enquiries

Mondelēz Canada
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1-847-943-5678


CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

For more information

Mondelēz Canada Consumer Response Centre: 1-844-366-1172

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