Crunchy chips: they make lovely snacks, but grab something else for the moment.
Miss Vickie’s chips are the bomb. They’re delicious not only because they’re full of crispy deliciousness, but because they’re kettle cooked and made from thin slices of specially selected potatoes.
And so it’s too bad that the company has recently recalled its Jalapeno flavored chips due to a salmonella risk.
Miss Vickie’s voluntarily issued the recall, which is reported to have been done out of an “abundance of caution”.
The recalled chips are the jalapeno-flavored Miss Vickie’s chips with “Guaranteed Fresh” dates of June 20 or earlier.
According to foodsafetynews.com, the chips are packaged in 40-gram bags with UPC code 060410001769, 66-gram bags with UPC 060410017142, and 220-gram bags with UPC 060410066386.
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How can potato chips carry salmonella? In this case, it is potentially hiding in the seasoning used in the product. No salmonella was actually found in the chips, but Miss Vickie’s doesn’t want to risk being responsible for getting anyone terribly sick.
Authorities in the U.S.A and Canada are said to be working with Frito-Lay to have all the chips in question promptly removed from store shelves.
While no one has fallen sick yet from eating the chips, if you have and don’t feel well, seek medical attention. The symptoms of salmonella poisoning include abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and a fever.
It can cause minor problems, and also serious ones in people with weaker immune systems such as young children and the elderly.
For a full list of recalled products, click here.