Deep River Snacks is recalling some of its potato chips over concern an ingredient used in the seasoning may contain traces of salmonella.
The company said it is recalling three lots of Sour Cream & Onion Kettle Chips out of an abundance of caution after being told by a supplier that buttermilk powder used in the flavoring of the popular snacks may have been contaminated.
Deep River says no pathogenic bacteria has been found in any of its ingredients or snack products and no adverse health effects stemming from the possible salmonella contamination have been reported.
The affected products were distributed nationally through retail and food service outlets and include only the sour cream and onion chips, 2 oz and 5 oz, with UPC and best by dates, respectively, of 850668000498 (11/9/16-6/2/17), 850668000993 (11/9/16-6/1/17) and 850668000993 (11/5/16-4/13/17).
Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Most individuals recover without treatment, though in some cases, diarrhea can be so severe a patient needs to be hospitalized. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe reaction.
"The health and safety of our consumers is always our top priority,” Jim Goldberg, Deep River Snacks’ founder and CEO, said in a statement. “Although we haven’t found any contaminants in either our seasonings or our finished products, we are taking great precautions to protect our customers.”
Consumers who purchased the recalled products are advised to stop using them and contact the company at 860-434-7347 or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-723-3366.