May 23rd, 2024

Sunchips, Munchies recalled by Frito Lay Canada for possible salmonella contamination


By The Canadian Press on May 13, 2024.

Bags of potato chips from Pepsico's Frito-Lay division are shown, Friday, June 15, 2007 in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark Lennihan

EDMONTON – Frito Lay Canada is recalling two of its most popular snacks due to a possible risk of salmonella contamination.

The recall applies to Sunchips Harvest Cheddar Flavoured Multigrain Snacks, as well as Munchies Original Snack Mix.

A statement says this is due to a result of the seasoning supplier informing Frito Lay an ingredient added to it by a third party was potentially contaminated with salmonella.

Frito Lay says while it’s not found any salmonella in the seasoning, it’s still going ahead with the recall out of an abundance of caution.

Salmonella is a bacterium that can possibly cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.

People are being encouraged to check their cupboard for these products and dispose of them.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 13, 2024.

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