Select Uncle Ben's rice products recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination

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The maker of Ritz products, Mondelēz Global LLC, announced a voluntary recall of some of its Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products. Mars Food said most of the products have been pulled from shelves and it's working with several retailers in eastern Canada to have the rest of the product removed from stores.

In a statement, the company said it is conducting the recalls "out of an abundance of caution".

Several varieties of Ritz cracker products have been recalled due to salmonella concerns.

Two flavours of Uncle Ben's rice products are being recalled over fears of Salmonella contamination among the seasoning pouches.

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A number of food recalls have been issued for goods sold in Atlantic Canada.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning include fever, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. The company says the recall is a precaution based on their ingredient supplier's recall.

Consumers who have these products should not eat them, and should discard any products they may have. Any questions should be directed to the company at 1-844-366-1171.

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