Frito-Lay Recalls Two Flavors of Their Potato ChipsPress Release
SAN ANGELO, TX — At the end of last week, Frito-Lay announced that it is voluntarily recalling select Jalapeno Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeno Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning.
The seasoning blend, which includes jalapeno powder, could contain salmonella. Although no salmonella was found in the seasoning supplied by Frito-Lay, the company has decided to recall these products out of an abundance of caution, read a press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Further information from the FDA’s press release stated that “no other flavors of the Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips or Miss Vickie’s potato chips are impacted or being recalled.” Chip flavor, Jalapeno Cheddar Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked 40% Less Fat” potato chips are not impacted or being recalled.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, frail or elderly people, and people with weakened immune systems.
When salmonella infects a healthy person, people often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In more serious cases, salmonella can get into the bloodstream and produce more severe illnesses.
The specific recalled product information is listed below:
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 multi-pack offerings that have a “use by” date of JUN 20 or prior printed on the multi-pack 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 multi-pack offering. Any other products or flavors contained in these multi-packs are not being recalled.
- 12-count Lay’s Kettle Cooked Multi-pack Sack
- 20-count Frito-Lay Bold Mix Sack
- 30-count Miss Vickie’s Multi-pack Tray
- 30-count Lay’s Kettle Cooked Multi-pack Tray
- 32-count Miss Vickie’s Multi-pack Box
Consumers who have purchased these recalled products are advised not to consume them. Frito-Lay is working with the FDA on this recall to ensure the recalled products are removed from store shelves and are no longer distributed.
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 www.jalapenochiprecall.com.