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Health Canada issues nationwide recall over popular children's snack

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Vincent Plana Jul 23, 2018 9:05 am 5,163

Ritz Bits Sandwiches, a popular children’s snack, are being hit with a nationwide recall.

On Friday, July 20, Mondelēz Canada declared a recall for the Christie-branded snack due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Consumers with the product in either cheese or pizza flavour are asked to check the UPC and code on the product to see if they’re affected.

While there have been no reported illnesses at this time, recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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

Health Canada explains that food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled, but can still make you sick.

Short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea can affect people of any age. Young children, pregnant women, elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems are especially at risk.

Since the 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 a recall in other products.

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