Salmonella-Based 'Ritz Recall' Expands to Other Products — More Announcements Expected

Salmonella-Based ‘Ritz Recall’ Expands to Other Products — More Announcements Expected

The Kane County Health Department is advising that Flowers Foods, Inc. is recalling Swiss Rolls and Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread sold under the brand names Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square, and Great Value, due to the potential presence of Salmonella in an ingredient, whey powder.

The ingredient recall was initiated by a third-party whey powder manufacturer and supplier. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled items.

This is an expansion of the Ritz Cracker product recall and Pepperidge Farm recall of Goldfish crackers announced this week due to the same ingredients in the products. A list of the affected Flowers Foods products is as follows:

It is possible more products may be affected. For updated information, please check the Health Department’s website.

Flowers Foods in the maker of Wonder Bread, but that product is not on the list of affected products.

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

Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The affected product should be discarded or may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may call Flowers’ Consumer Relations Center at 1-866-245-8921. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

Consumers also may contact the center via e-mail by visiting

SOURCE: Kane County Health Department news release