Live poultry in backyards linked to multistate Salmonella outbreaks, CDC says

  • Live poultry in backyards linked to multistate Salmonella outbreaks, CDC says

Live poultry in backyards linked to multistate Salmonella outbreaks, CDC says

Mondelēz Global LLC and the Mondelēz Canada have issued a voluntary recall on Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bitz products from the marketplace.

The main ingredient in the mix is potentially contaminated with salmonella.

"Pepperidge Farm initiated an investigation and, out of an abundance of caution, is voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish crackers", the statement said. See the full product recall information here.

Confectionery giant Mondelez has recalled some products bearing its Ritz branding, fearing that the snacks may contain Salmonella.

Mars Food Canada recalled select Uncle Ben's rice products in eastern Canada, including its Fast & Fancy Broccoli and Cheddar, and Country Chicken flavoured rice, after learning about a possible salmonella contamination.

More than 200 people in 44 different states have become infected with Salmonella, and the CDC is blaming backyard poultry for the outbreaks. The company says it is conducting this recall as a precaution, based on the ingredient supplier's recall.

The Ritz Bitz and Goldfish recalls applied to all of Canada, while the Uncle Ben's products were recalled only in eastern Canada.

This recall is limited exclusively to these products available at retail stores nationwide. Whey powder is used in the production of foods to modify texture or thicken and gel.

Powdered dairy products made by Associated Milk Producers Inc. The rolls are made with whey powder that could be contaminated with salmonella. The products were distributed throughout the United States. No deaths have been reported. Only five of those cases have been reported in SC, while North Carolina has the most reported with 27.

Although treatable, the illness can be more serious if contracted by children or adults with a weakened immune system, in which case, leaving the Salmonella untreated can be fatal.