Ohio company recalls potato chips over contamination concern
An Ohio snack food company has recalled some of its potato chips due to potential contamination with Salmonella.
Ballreich Snack Food Co. of Tiffin, Ohio, is recalling its 1.5oz, 2.75oz, and 7oz packages of BAR-B-Q Potato Chips.
The recalled chips were distributed regionally at retail and convenience stores within Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Central Ohio and around Southern, MI, and Northeast, Indiana.
The potential for contamination was discovered during routine testing conducting by the seasoning provider.
Production of the product has been suspended while the FDA and the seasoning company continue to investigate the source of the problem.
Salmonella 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, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
In some 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 product is sold in a 1.5oz, 2.75oz, and 7oz bags, and marked with a “Sell by Date” of the following, printed on the front of the bag.
No illnesses have been reported, according to the company.