Frito-Lay Potato Chips Recalled Because of Potential Salmonella

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Frito-Lay
is 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 recalled products were distributed through retail stores, vending machines, and
other channels throughout the United States. Specific product information is below:
* All sizes of Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño
Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips that have a “guaranteed fresh”
date of JUL 4 or prior printed on the front upper panel of the package.
* All of the following multi-pack offerings that have a “use by” date of JUN 20 or
prior printed on the multi-pack 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 multi-pack offering.
+ 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

This recall follows a Frito-Lay supplier’s recent recall of a seasoning blend which
includes jalapeño powder that could contain Salmonella. Although no Salmonella was
found in the seasoning supplied to Frito-Lay, the company has decided to recall
these products out of an abundance of caution. No illness related to this matter has
been confirmed to date.

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 people 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 products covered by this recall were distributed in retail stores and via
vending machines and other channels throughout the U.S.
Consumers who have purchased these recalled products are advised not to consume
them. 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.

Consumers can contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 866-272-9393 for additional
information from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.