Sunchips and Munchies snacks recalled due to potential salmonella contamination

A chips supplier is recalling some of its products from the Canadian market due to a potential salmonella contamination threat.

Frito Lay Canada announced Monday that it’s voluntarily recalling SunChips Harvest Cheddar Flavour Multigrain Snacks and Munchies Original Snack Mix due to a salmonella threat.

A news release says that this is because a seasoning supplier notified them that an ingredient supplied to it by a third party was potentially contaminated with salmonella.

“Although no salmonella was found in the seasoning supplied to Frito Law Canada, the company has decided to recall these products out of an abundance of caution,” the release said.

It says Frito Lay Canada is working with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to make sure the recalled products are removed from the marketplace.

“This recall only applies to the specific products and flavours,” it said. “With specified best-before dates.”

The impacted snacks include all sizes of the SunChips Mini Harvest Cheddar Snacks, and Munchies Original Snack Mix.
Other products that are impacted are Frito-Lay Variety Packs Cheesy Mix in 448 grams bags, Sunchips Harvest Cheddar Multigrain Snacks in 32-count and 40-count, and Munchies Original Snack Mix in 40-count.

Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Most people recover without treatment, but in some cases, it could be severe enough for some vulnerable people to be hospitalized.