Americans love their potato chips. To hear one of our favorite brands possibly being linked to salmonella is very frightening.
Frito-Lay has recalled two brands of Jalapeño flavored chips – the Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips and the Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips. The recall by Frito-Lay only relates to these two brands of potato chips – all other packs remain unaffected.
The salmonella has been traced to the seasoning which was provided by a third party.
In their recall statement, Frito-Lay stated, “Frito-Lay today announced it is voluntarily recalling select Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning.”
They added, “Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.”
Thankfully no illnesses have been reportedly linked to the product to date.
Frito-Lay also confirmed, “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 consumers are being advised not to eat the products and are working to remove all the products from the store shelves. Any questions can be directed to Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 866-272-9393.
Silence Is Consent reports:
Frito-Lay Recalls Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Due to Potential Presence of Salmonella.
Most people do not associate Salmonella with chips, but the bacteria is not limited to raw meats. In this case, the Salmonella could be found in the seasoning sprinkled on the chips.