Frito-Lay Figures In Chips Recall In Salmonella Risk; Which Products Are Suspected
Frito-Lay, the maker of a popular chips brands is in a midst of a recall because of two products possibly contaminated by salmonella. Get to know more details, here.
Which Products Are Affected?
The Frito-Lay products in question are the spicy variants of Miss Vickie's Kettle-Cooked potato chips and Lay's Kettle-Cooked chips. The recall only affects select jalapeno-flavored variants of these brands, which include those tagged with guaranteed fresh date of July 4. This is a voluntary recall on the part of the Frito-Lay Company, even if there are no reports of people getting sick from consuming these products, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The recall is done by the Frito-Lay Company on the side of caution because their supplier of the jalapeno powdered seasoning issued a separate recall on their seasoning blend on possible salmonella contamination. No other flavors of Lay's or Miss Vickie's are affected by the recall. The Frito-Lay company hopes to remove these products from the supply chain, which include food service, retail stores, and vending machines, Fox 6 Now reported.
What Is Salmonella?
Salmonella can cause a potentially fatal infection in people who have weak immune systems. Most patients of salmonella infection are elderly people or very young children.
The infection can cause fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea. The severe cases of the salmonella infection can also cause infected aneurysms.
Treatment for the infection only includes managing complications until the symptoms pass. Doctors believe that the use of antibiotics is not needed, unless infection has spread.
The symptom that has the most adverse effect during a salmonella infection is diarrhea, which can cause dehydration. Doctors also suggested eating the usual diet to help one feel better faster and avoid consuming spicy food and alcohol for two days after all symptoms have disappeared. The US Food and Drug Administration also released a public service announcement regarding the possible salmonella infection.
Consumers who bought the product are advised not to eat them. The Frito-Lay company also put up a website for people who want to have their purchased products reimbursed.