On December 19th, Route 11 Potato Chips was advised by its seasoning supplier that an ingredient in its Sour Cream & Chive seasoning was subject to a recall. The ingredient, nonfat dry milk powder, was produced in a facility where the FDA identified Salmonella in the environment. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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. Although no pathogenic material was found in the finished product supplied to Route 11, the kettle chip maker decided out of an abundance of caution, to recall its Sour Cream & Chive Potato Chips, 2oz and 6 oz bags, produced with BEST BY DATES beginning with 2/9/17 and ending with 6/10/17.
To date, there have been no reported illnesses associated with this product.
The only product affected by this recall is the Sour Cream & Chive flavored potato chips. Route 11 is known for having an excellent food safety record, and this its first recall event in the company’s 25 year history.
The company is asking consumers to return product to the store they purchased it, for a full refund. If they purchased the product directly from Route 11, please contact the company for a refund or replacement.