According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Mondelēz Global LLC announced a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of RITZ Cheese Cracker Sandwiches Family Size (21.6 oz. carton) product in the United States. This recall is being conducted because the outer packaging indicates that the product is “Cheese” variety, while the individually-wrapped product contained in the package is “Peanut Butter” variety. The outer carton does, however, provide an allergen advisory statement indicating that the product “May contain peanuts.”
In addition, the inner package contains 16, 1.35oz. individually-wrapped six-cracker sandwiches that are properly labeled as RITZ Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches and declare peanut as an ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanut may risk serious or life- threatening allergic reactions by consuming this product.
This recall is limited exclusively to the RITZ Cheese Cracker Sandwiches Family Size (21.6 oz. carton) available at retail stores nationwide with the following UPC code and “Best When Used By Dates”:
Retail UPC: 0 44000 03826 7
Best When By Used By Dates (found on left side of carton):
No other RITZ products, Mondelēz Global LLC products nor any other geographies outside the U.S. are included in or affected by this recall.
There have been no reports of injury or illness related to this product. This recall is just a precaution.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product containing peanut was distributed in outer packaging that did not list “peanut butter” in the ingredient statement. Corrective actions are being taken to help ensure that this issue does not recur.
Consumers who have this product should discard any product they may have. Consumers can contact the company at 1-844-366-1171, 24 hours a day to get more information about the recall, and Consumer Relations specialists are available Mon. -Fri., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
Featured photo: U.S. Food and Drug Administration