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Frito-Lay Recalls Jalapeño Chips for Possible Salmonella Contamination

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No illness related to the potential contamination have been confirmed to date
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The company says it’s working with the FDA to remove recalled products from store shelves and from further distribution.

Frito-Lay has voluntarily recalled two types of jalapeño-flavored chips due to potential Salmonella contamination in the seasoning. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the two products included in the recall are Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips.

The company made the move to recall the products after its seasoning supplier recalled a blend containing jalapeño powder. Frito-Lay says that there was no Salmonella found in its seasoning, but wanted to put forth the recall “out of an abundance of caution.”

The chips affected by the recall include all sizes of the two products with a “guaranteed fresh” date of July 4 or prior. The recall is also extended to jalapeño flavors in the company’s multipack offerings, including 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, and 32-count Miss Vickie’s Multipack Box. Other flavors in the multipacks aren’t affected.

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The company says that although other jalapeño-flavored chips were recalled, Jalapeño Cheddar Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked 40% Less Fat potato chips are not affected.