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Lay's, Miss Vickie's jalapeno-flavored potato chips recalled due to salmonella concern

Chips recalled due to potential presence of salmonella in seasoning

HOUSTON – Frito-Lay 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, the Food and Drug Administration said.

The voluntary recall is a result of a supplier's recent recall of a seasoning blend which includes jalapeño powder that could contain salmonella. FDA officials said the company decided to recall the products out of an abundance of caution although no salmonella was found in the seasoning supplied to Frito-Lay.

No illness related to this matter has been confirmed to date, officials said.

The FDA provides the following information about salmonella:

"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. Healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which 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 such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis."

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 multipack offerings that have a "use by" date of JUN 20 or prior printed on the multipack package. Officials said 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. The FDA said any other products or flavors contained in these multipacks are not being recalled.
    - 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

No other flavors of Lay's Kettle Cooked potato chips or Miss Vickie's potato chips are impacted or being recalled, officials said. Jalapeño Cheddar Flavored Lay's Kettle Cooked 40% Less Fat potato chips are not impacted or being recalled.

Officials said the products covered by the recall were distributed in retail stores and via food service, vending and other channels throughout the U.S.

Consumers who purchased the recalled products are being advised not to consume them.

The FDA said Frito-Lay is working with the agency 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. Officials said representative product images can be found at fritolay.com. For product reimbursement, consumers can visit jalapenochiprecall.com.