Frito Lay Canada recalls popular chips due to possible salmonella risk

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WATCH: Frito Lay Canada is recalling two of its most popular snacks due to a risk of salmonella contamination. The recall affects all sizes of Sunchips Harvest Cheddar flavoured multigrain snacks, and of Munchies original snack mix. Katherine Ward has this story and more in Health Matters for May 14, 2024 – May 14, 2024

Frito Lay is recalling two popular brands of chips in Canada due to a possible risk of salmonella contamination.

The voluntary recall affects SunChips Harvest Cheddar Flavour Multigrain Snacks and Munchies Original Snack Mix.

“This action is the direct result of a seasoning supplier’s notification that an ingredient supplied to it by a third party was potentially contaminated with salmonella,” PepsiCo Foods Canada said in a media release late Monday.

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

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Salmonella is a bacterial infection commonly transmitted through contaminated food and water and poses a significant health threat, especially to children and older adults, as it can lead to severe gastrointestinal symptoms, dehydration, and, in extreme cases, death.

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Frito Lay said it is working closely with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to ensure the recalled products are removed from the marketplace.

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The CFIA told Global News on Tuesday that the investigation is ongoing, and should additional products be found to be affected, it will notify the public by posting recall information.

“Consumers should check to see if they have the affected products and look for the specific product name and lot codes provided in the recall alert. Do not consume, serve, use, sell, or distribute them. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased,” a CFIA spokesperson told Global News in an email. “Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the recalled products are advised to contact their retailer.”

All sizes of the SunChips Harvest Cheddar Whole Grain Snacks with best-before dates between July 16 and Aug. 13, 2024, are impacted, as well as all sizes of the Munchies Original Snack Mix between July 16 and Aug. 13.

​No other flavours of SunChips or Munchies are impacted.

A full list of the recalled snacks can be seen at

Consumers should check their pantries for any of the affected products and dispose of them, Frito Lay said.

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