Snack food company Mondelez International has issued a recall for a variety of Ritz Cracker and Ritz Bits products over potential contamination with salmonella, a bacterium that causes severe foodborne illness, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Sunday.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a salmonella infection (salmonellosis) after eating Ritz Crackers or Ritz Bits, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

Ritz CrackersWhat’s the Problem?

July 23, 2018 – The recall includes 16 varieties of Ritz Crackers Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products in the U.S., according to an press release issued by Mondelez on Saturday. Specific products affected by the recall include:

  • Ritz Bits Cheese Big Bag 3 oz – 0 44000 00677 8 – March 7, 2019 thru April 13, 2019
  • Ritz Bitzs Cheese 1 oz –0 44000 02025 5 – March 7, 2019 thru April 13, 2019
  • Ritz Bitzs Cheese 12 Pack Carton – 0 44000 02032 3 – March 8, 2019 thru April 13, 2019
  • Ritz Bitzs Cheese 30 Pack Carton – 0 44000 01309 7 – March 3, 2019 thru April 13, 2019
  • Ritz Bitzs Cheese 1.5 oz – 0 44000 00929 8 – March 3, 2019 thru April 13, 2019
  • Ritz Bitzs Cheese 3 oz Go Packs – 0 44000 03215 9 – March 7, 2019 thru April 12, 2019
  • 8 oz Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches – 0 44000 88211 2 – Jan. 14, 2019 thru Feb. 11, 2019
  • 35 oz Ritz Cracker Sandwiches – 0 44000 00211 4 – Jan. 14, 2019 thru Feb. 11, 2019
  • 8 oz Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches – 0 44000 04566 1 – Feb. 5, 2019 and Feb. 6, 2019
  • 35 oz Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches with cheese – 0 44000 04567 8 – Feb. 5, 2019 and Feb. 6, 2019
  • 8 oz Ritz Whole Wheat Cracker Sandwiches with White Cheddar Cheese – 0 44000 04577 7 – Feb.4, 2019 and Feb. 5, 2019
  • 35 oz Ritz Whole Wheat Cracker Sandwiches with White Cheddar Cheese – 0 44000 04578 4 – Feb. 4, 2019 and Feb. 5, 2019
  • 8 oz Ritz Everything Cracker Sandwiches with Cream Cheese – 0 44000 04579 1 – Feb. 6, 2019, Feb.7, 2019, and Feb. 8, 2019
  • 35 oz Ritz Everything Cracker with Cream Cheese – 0 44000 04580 7 – Feb. 6, 2019, Feb.7, 2019, and Feb. 8, 2019
  • Mixed Cookie Cracker Variety 20 Pack – 0 44000 04100 7 – Feb. 1, 2019 thru Feb. 4, 2019
  • Mixed Cookie Cracker Variety 40 Pack – 0 44000 04221 0 – Jan. 31, 2019 thru Feb. 5, 2019

The problem stems from a third-party company that supplied whey to Mendelez for the Ritz products. There have been no salmonella infections or other adverse events linked to the recall, the company said.

Signs and symptoms of salmonella food poisoning include fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in the young, elderly or those with weakened immune systems.

If you purchased any of the above Rits products, you should not eat them, and either throw them away or return them to the store where you got them for a refund.

Can I File a Class Action?

Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of a Ritz Crackers class action suit and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of individuals and/or their family members who have been diagnosed with a salmonella infection after eating any of the Ritz Crackers or Ritz Bits products mentioned in this article.

In certain types of litigation, a class action may offer some advantages, as they aggregate a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit. The aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process, lower the costs of litigation and in some cases offer the solution to a common problem wherein small recoveries do not provide the incentive for any individual or law firm to file an individual lawsuit.

However, a class action suit can be a detriment in many types of cases, as class members can be forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual Ritz Crackers lawsuits on their behalf.

Do I Have a Ritz Crackers Class Action Lawsuit?

The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Ritz Cracker Recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella infection cases in all 50 states.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you got sick after eating Ritz Cracker products, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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