Possible Salmonella Contamination Prompts Frito-Lay Potato Chips Recall

The chips may be seasoned with contaminated jalapeño powder

Possible Salmonella Contamination Prompts Frito-Lay Potato Chips Recall
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April 25, 2017

Frito-Lay has issued a recall of Jalapeño Flavored Lay's Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie's Kettle Cooked potato chips due to a possible salmonella contamination.

The recall is the direct result of a supplier's recall of a seasoning blend used on the chips that includes potentially-contaminated jalapeño powder.

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. 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. 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

The recalled items were distributed throughout the U.S. in retail stores as well as through foodservice, vending, and other channels.

Salmonella can cause serious—sometimes fatal—infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others who have weak immune systems. Those who are healthy and infected often experience symptoms such as fever, potentially-bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare cases, salmonella infection can lead to the organism getting into the bloodstream, leading to more severe sicknesses like arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.

Consumers who bought the recalled Jalapeño Flavored Lay's Kettle Cooked potato chips or Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie's Kettle Cooked potato chips should not consume them. The company is working with the FDA to make sure the impacted products are removed from store shelves and not distributed in the future.

For more information on this recall, consumers can reach Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at (866) 272-9393.