Some of Ritz Crackers products was recalled by Mondelez International amid a potential risk of salmonella. The Hanover, New Jersey-based company, said Sunday that 16 varieties of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products in the United States were being removed from the market as a precautionary measure.  

The company said so far no illnesses have been reported after concern over the ingredient whey powder. The recalled products include Cheese, White Cheddar, and Cream Cheese-flavored cracker sandwiches, in a variety of packages, with expiration dates from January to April of 2019.

Salmonellosis is a type of food poisoning caused by the Salmonella enterica bacterium, which is mostly caused by eating food contaminated by salmonella. The microorganism causes serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, sick or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of salmonella can begin 12 to 72 hours after a person is infected. 

Most of the symptoms of a salmonella infection are stomach-related, including cramps in your stomach, bloody stools, diarrhea, cold and chills, fever, headache, vomiting and nausea.

Below is the list of products that are recalled: The following products are included in the recall:

1. Ritz Bits Cheese Big Bag 3 oz – 0 44000 00677 8 (UPC number), Best When Used By Dates - March 7, 2019, thru April 13, 2019.

2. Ritz Bitzs Cheese 1 oz – 0 44000 02025 5 (UPC number) – March 7, 2019, thru April 13, 2019.

3. Ritz Bitzs Cheese 12 Pack Carton – 0 44000 02032 3 (UPC number) – March 8, 2019, thru April 13, 2019.

4. Ritz Bitzs Cheese 30 Pack Carton – 0 44000 01309 7 (UPC number) – March 3, 2019, thru April 13, 2019.

5. Ritz Bitzs Cheese 1.5 oz – 0 44000 00929 8 (UPC number) – March 3, 2019, thru April 13, 2019.

6. Ritz Bitzs Cheese 3 oz Go Packs – 0 44000 03215 9 (UPC number) – March 7, 2019, thru April 12, 2019.

7. 8 oz Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches – 0 44000 88211 2 (UPC number) – Jan. 14, 2019 thru Feb. 11, 2019.

8. 35 oz Ritz Cracker Sandwiches – 0 44000 00211 4 (UPC number) – Jan. 14, 2019 thru Feb. 11, 2019.

9. 8 oz Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches – 0 44000 04566 1 (UPC number) – Feb. 5, 2019, and Feb. 6, 2019.

10. 35 oz Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches with cheese – 0 44000 04567 8 (UPC number) – Feb. 5, 2019, and Feb. 6, 2019.

11. 8 oz Ritz Whole Wheat Cracker Sandwiches with White Cheddar Cheese – 0 44000 04577 7 (UPC number) – Feb.4, 2019 and Feb. 5, 2019.

12. 35 oz Ritz Whole Wheat Cracker Sandwiches with White Cheddar Cheese – 0 44000 04578 4 (UPC number) – Feb. 4, 2019, and Feb. 5, 2019.

13. 8 oz Ritz Everything Cracker Sandwiches with Cream Cheese – 0 44000 04579 1 (UPC number) – Feb. 6, 2019, Feb.7, 2019, and Feb. 8, 2019.

14. 35 oz Ritz Everything Cracker with Cream Cheese – 0 44000 04580 7 (UPC number) – Feb. 6, 2019, Feb.7, 2019, and Feb. 8, 2019.

15. Mixed Cookie Cracker Variety 20 Pack – 0 44000 04100 7 (UPC number) – Feb. 1, 2019, thru Feb. 4, 2019.

16. Mixed Cookie Cracker Variety 40 Pack – 0 44000 04221 0 (UPC number) – Jan. 31, 2019 thru Feb. 5, 2019.