Salmonella Fears Trigger Frito-Lay Recall

The company blamed the issue on jalapeƱo powder in a supplier's seasoning blend.

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Frito-Lay late last week announced a recall of two potato chip varieties amid concerns that seasonings used to make them could be contaminated with salmonella.

The Texas-based PepsiCo subsidiary blamed the issue on jalapeƱo powder in a supplier's seasoning blend, according to the notice posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The recall affects JalapeƱo Flavored Layā€™s Kettle Cooked potato chips and JalapeƱo Flavored Miss Vickieā€™s Kettle Cooked potato chips, as well as multiple-bag packs that include those flavors.

The chips were distributed in retail and other channels throughout the U.S.

The bacteria was not found in the seasoning supplied to Frito-Lay and the company said that no related illnesses were confirmed as of late last week. Salmonella can cause serious infections and could be fatal to young children, the elderly or others with weakened immune systems.

"Consumers who have purchased these recalled products are advised not to consume them," the company said. "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."

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