The Frito-Lay company is recalling two types of their jalapeño-flavored chips, fearing potential salmonella poisoning.
The company issued a voluntary recall of their Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked chips after they discovered that the company that supplies their jalapeño seasoning had recalled their product after possible contamination.
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Frito-Lay, which is widely known for their popular snacks like Doritos and Cheetos, said they did not detect any salmonella contamination in their jalapeño-flavored products. However, they chose to issue the recall to be on the safe side.
Chips with a guaranteed fresh by date of July 4 or prior are affected, as well as their multi-chip snack packages with a July 4 or prior guaranteed fresh by date. The latter includes:
- 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
According to the Food and Drug Administration's press release, no other chips are affected by the recall. Shoppers whose chips match the guaranteed fresh by date restrictions should contact www.jalapenochiprecall.com. for information about reimbursement.
What is Salmonella?
Salmonella is a bacteria that causes food poisoning and can lead to cramps, diarrhea, dehydration, vomiting, and fatigue.
Salmonella infections are usually a result of eating food tainted by animal feces. Symptoms are usually apparent eight to 72 hours after eating.
Fortunately, salmonella cases are usually mild and resolve themselves in three to seven days. In severe cases, those who are infected might require antibiotics prescribed by a doctor. For most people, salmonella is only a mild inconvenience However, for young children, the elderly, and pregnant women, salmonella poising can be life-threatening.
If you think you have any questions about the recall, visit the Food and Drug Administration's website. If you are concerned about possible salmonella infections, visit a doctor as soon as possible.