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Potato Chip Recall

A popular food company, Frito-Lay, has issued a recall for a couple of its products. The recall comes after the company discovered that two types of its chips may have been contaminated with Salmonella.

The products that are affected by the recall are Lay’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips in jalapeno flavor and Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips also in jalapeno flavor. The chips affected by the recall have a “best by” date of 07/04/17 or earlier. The company discovered that the seasoning that was used on both types of potato chips may have been contaminated with Salmonella.

The bacteria Salmonella can cause an infection called Salmonellosis. Salmonellosis is a foodbourne illness with a plethora of symptoms. Some of the potential symptoms include diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and fever. People who eat food contaminated with the baceteria usually experience the symptoms within 3 days of eating the food.

The infection typically lasts anywhere from three to seven days, and usually does not require care from a healthcare professional. If the infection is severe it can require care from a healthcare professional and possibly antibiotics.

If you own either of the recalled types of potato chips, you should not consume them and should dispose of them.

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