A recall for Frito-Lay’s Jalapeno Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and select Jalapeno Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips has been issued.
Frito-Lay cited concerns over Salmonella contamination of the seasoning used in the chips.
Although no Salmonella was found in the Frito-Lay chips, the company issued the recall to be on the safe side.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Salmonella is nothing to be trifled with. It causes 1 million foodborne illnesses within the United States each year. Approximately 19,000 hospitalizations and 380 deaths can be attributed to these illnesses.
Children under 5 years of age are most susceptible to infection by Salmonella. Older adults and those with weakened immune systems are also at risk.
The recall includes: All sizes of the two products mentioned that have a guaranteed fresh date of July 4 or earlier; and bags that are part of multipack packages that have a use by date of June 20 or earlier.
So far, there have been no reported cases of Salmonella-related illnesses resulting from consuming the product. Regardless, customers who bought the products affected by the recall are advised not to consume them.
Frito-Lay and the FDA are working together to remove the product from stores.
More information can be found at fritolay.com or by calling Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 866-272-9393 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.
For reimbursement, customers should visit www.jalapenochiprecall.com.
Opposing Views reports:
Frito-Lay has issued a recall for two particular products, citing contamination concerns.
The voluntary recall was issued on April 21 with a company announcement that appeared on the FDA’s website. The recalled products include select Jalapeno Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and select Jalapeno Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips.