Jalapeno-Flavored Chips Recalled Due to Salmonella Concerns
Frito-Lay has issued a recall for two jalapeno-flavored potato chip products due to possible Salmonella contamination.
About the Jalapeno Potato Chip Recall
According to CNN, the recall affects jalapeno flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips and jalapeno flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips. The recall was issued after a supplier of the seasoning blend used on the chips reported that the jalapeno powder could contain Salmonella.
Salmonella contamination can result in serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. In healthy individuals, Salmonella infection generally results in fever, diarrhea, and vomiting; however, in rare situations the Salmonella bacteria can enter the bloodstream and cause arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.
No illnesses have been confirmed in connection with this recall.
Description of the Recalled Jalapeno Potato Chips
The recall covers the following products:
- All sizes of the following two products that have a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or prior printed on the front upper panel of the package:
- Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips
- Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips
- All of the following multipack offerings that have a “use by” date of JUN 20 or prior printed on the multipack package. In addition, a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or prior is printed on the front upper panel of the individual recalled product packages inside each multipack offering. Any other products or flavors contained in these multipacks are not being recalled.
- 12 count Lay’s Kettle Cooked Multipack Sack
- 20 count Frito-Lay Bold Mix Sack
- 30 count Miss Vickie’s Multipack Tray
- 30 count Lay’s Kettle Cooked Multipack Tray
- 32 count Miss Vickie’s Multipack Box