The issue also includes other undeclared ingredients, such as Yellow 5, Artificial Flavor, Tomato Powder, other Artificial Color (including Yellow 6 and Red 40), Lactic Acid, Citric Acid and Red and Green Bell Pepper Powder."The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a select number of Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos tortilla chip bags were inadvertently filled with Nacho Cheese Doritos tortilla chips at one of the company's production facilities," Frito-Lay said.The recall, issued Friday, affects Jalapeno Flavored Lay's Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeno Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips.A supplier told the company its seasoning blend, which has jalapeno powder, might contain salmonella. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.Consumers who have purchased the recalled products can contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 866-272-9393 from 9 a.m.
Though salmonella was not found in seasoning supplied to Frito-Lay, the company is taking cautionary measures.
According to the FDA, healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
In rare 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 average person infected suffers from diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps anywhere from 12 and 72 hours after infection, lasting four to seven days.
Infants, the elderly, and those with weak or impaired immune systems are more vulnerable to fatal infections from the organism.