Ritz Crackers are the latest food to be recalled over potential salmonella risk.
The company was voluntarily recalling certain products out of caution, though there have been no complaints of illness so far. The affected products contain whey powder, and the supplier of whey powder has recalled the ingredient because it may possibly contain Salmonella. The recall affects Ritz Bits and Ritz cracker sandwiches that contain cheese, and it affects products sold across the United States.
The recall as you can see is being done as a preventative so make sure you check what you have in your pantry before consuming.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses every year, and food is usually the cause. Most people infected develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Usually, people recover in a few days without treatment, but in rare cases it can be fatal, and the elderly, infants, and people with weakened immune systems are especially vulnerable.