On Friday morning, Frito-Lay issued a massive, nationwide recall on several of their most popular products. And the horrifying reason why they’re pulling countless bags off the shelves is sure to make you sick.
After suspecting a dangerous contamination, the famous brand announced a voluntary recall of two of their Jalapeño Flavored products: Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips.
The recall was issued out of an “abundance of caution.” As the safety alert explains, both products contain a seasoning blend that may have been contaminated with salmonella bacteria.
According to the FDA, “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.”
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 have been recalled:
– 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
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.
If you have any of these products DO NOT consume them.You can contact the Frito-Lay Consumer Relations line at 866-272-9393 or visit www.jalapenochiprecall.com for reimbursement. Please share this important recall information with everyone you know!