The recall involves select Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips, according to an FDA Safety Alert issued Friday.

Frito-Lay said one of its suppliers had recalled a seasoning blend that included potentially contaminated jalapeño powder. While no salmonella had been found in Frito-Lay’s supply, the company said it was recalling the products “out of an abundance of caution.”

Specific products affected by the recall include:
All sizes of the following two products that have a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or earlier 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 earlier, and a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or earlier:

  • 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

Consumers who purchased any of these products should discard them immediately or contact Frito-Lay for a refund. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall.

Salmonellosis, the infection caused by salmonella bacteria, is one of the most frequently reported foodborne illnesses in the U.S. Signs and symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and fever. Most people experience symptoms within eight to 72 hours after contaminated food is ingested.

Nearly 400 people in the U.S. die each year due to salmonellosis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Source: CNN

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