Frito-Lay jalapeno chips recalled for possible salmonella contamination

Frito-Lay is recalling some of its chips because they could be contaminated with salmonella.

The recall, issued Friday, affects Jalapeno Flavored Lay's Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeno Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips.

A supplier told the company its seasoning blend, which has jalapeno powder, might contain salmonella.

None of the bacteria was found in seasoning supplied to Frito-Lay, according to the company. The recall is in effect as a precaution.

No one has reported getting sick, Frito-Lay said.

Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea that may be bloody, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.

The recalled products -- sold nationwide in stores, vending machines and other outlets -- include:

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:

  • Jalapeno Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips
  • Jalapeno 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.

  • 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

Any other products or flavors contained in these multipacks are not being recalled.

No other flavors of Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips or Miss Vickie’s potato chips are impacted or being recalled. Jalapeno Cheddar Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked 40% Less Fat potato chips are not affected or being recalled.

Anyone who bought the recalled products should not eat them, Frito-Lay said. The company was working to pull them from store shelves.

Consumers can contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 866-272-9393 for more information from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. More images of the recalled chips are at fritolay.com. For product reimbursement, consumers can visit www.jalapenochiprecall.com.

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