Risk of salmonella triggers nationwide potato chip recall

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ST. GEORGE – Frito-Lay is recalling two flavors of potato chips due to possible salmonella contamination.

Certain packages of Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips distributed in retail stores and through foodservice, vending and other channels throughout the U.S. have been recalled, Frito Lay North America officials announced Friday.

While no illnesses related to the recalled products have been confirmed, people infected with salmonella can develop fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Salmonella can cause serious infections and death. Young children, the elderly and those with impaired immune systems are especially vulnerable. Salmonella causes approximately 1.2 million illnesses and approximately 450 deaths each year in the U.S, information from the Centers for Disease Control states.

The recall is the result of possible contamination of a seasoning blend used in the potato chips.

Products recalled

  • 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

No other flavors or lots are being recalled. Anyone who purchased these products is advised not to eat them.

Consumers can contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 866-272-9393 for additional information from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Representative product images can be found at fritolay.com. For product reimbursement, consumers can visit the recall consumer information form webpage.

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  • comments April 24, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    How they manage to get salmonella into something that’s been deep fried is beyond me–likely contaminated packing equipment. I used to buy these chips, but they actually cheapened them over time to where they dont taste good anymore. And anyone notice the size of a regular bag of Doritos now–something like 8 3/4 ounce. Yes they’ve gotten to the point of trimming quarter ounces for profit. Regular bag used to be 1 pound. Now you get a “party size” and it’s like 14oz i think. got to love it.

    • comments April 24, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      Guess you can still get monster size bag at costco–2.5LB i think?

    • Proud Rebel April 25, 2017 at 9:03 am

      Trans fat! When that was removed, lots of what had been delicious, was pretty much ruined, for taste!
      “We are the guberment and we will protect you!”

      • comments April 25, 2017 at 10:58 am

        These never had trans fats, even when they tasted better. Trans fats are oils synthetically chemically modified to thicken them and give them a long shelf life, and they aren’t good for you at all, but you can still buy them in many products (they weren’t “banned by the gubmunt”), so go out and gorge yourself.

  • comments April 25, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Might be possible to fix ignorance, but stupid aint fixable, geeze.

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