Most Popular Snack Maker In The World Issues Recall After Dangerous Substance Found

family consumer
May 04, 2017

It’s time to check your pantry again. The world’s most popular snack maker, Frito-Lay, has issued a recall for two of their top-selling products.

According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, a potential presence of salmonella is feared for Frito-Lay’s Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips.

They believe salmonella may be present in the jalapeño flavoring itself.

The FDA notes that 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.”

But in rare cases, it can be even more dangerous, leading to “the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.”

No illnesses have been reported, but the FDA says it’s not worth the risk.

Here is how to tell if your bags containing those chip brands are part of the recall, as well as which other related products as also affected....STORY CONTINUES ON PAGE 2.

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