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Route 11 Recalls Potato Chips – Salmonella


According to Food Safety News, Route 11 Potato Chips of Mount Jackson, VA is recalling sour cream and chive flavored potato chips because of potential salmonella contamination.

The salmonella risk is thought to come from powdered milk used in seasoning. In its recall posting on the Food and Drug Administration website, the company neglected to list the number of products being recalled or where they had been distributed.

About the Recall of Route 11 Potato Chips

On December 19th, the company was advised by its seasoning supplier that an ingredient, nonfat dry milk powder, was subject to a recall. While no pathogens were found in the finished product supplied to Route 11, the company went forward with the recall out of caution.

The recall applies to Sour Cream & Chive Potato Chips that come in 2-ounce and 6-ounce bags. The chips have “BEST BY” dates beginning 2/9/17 and ending 6/10/17.

While no illnesses have been reported, consumers should return chips to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The supplier of the powdered milk ingredient in question is thought to be Valley Milk Products LLC of Strasburg VA.

Source of Salmonella Thought to be Valley Milk Products

  • Multiple other companies have listed Valley Milk as the source of Salmonella contamination.
  • Upon the FDA’s request, U.S. Marshals raided the Valley Milk plant and seized 4 million pounds of powdered milk and buttermilk.
  • In December, Valley Milk Products recalled 3.1 million pounds of powdered milk.
  • Swabs collected from the production facility tested positive for Salmonella.
  • Anyone who has consumed any affected products and shows symptoms of Salmonella should seek medical attention.
  • Consumers should be advised that food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make them sick.
  • Salmonella Symptoms include fever, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

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