Deep River Snacks is issuing a voluntary recall for certain Sour Cream & Onion Kettle Chips after being informed by a tertiary ingredient supplier that buttermilk powder used in the seasoning may contain traces of Salmonella.
Although no pathogenic bacteria have been found in any of our ingredients or in any of the Deep River Snacks products, out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to recall products produced using the affected ingredient from this supplier. No illnesses or adverse health effects resulting from these events have been reported to date.
As a precaution, any consumers that have either of the products described above should immediately discontinue use of the product and contact the company at 860-434-7347, Monday through Friday between 9-5pm EST. Customers can also contact the US Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366).
The product was distributed nationally through retail and foodservice outlets. The following items and best by dates are affected by this recall:
The item UPC number can be found on the back of the bag underneath the bar code. The best by date can be found printed on the front of the bag, in the upper right quadrant near the Deep River Snacks logo. The best by date is printed in the format: DD MMM YYYY (e.g. 10 DEC 2016). Please see below for an image of the product.
“The health and safety of our consumers is always our top priority,” says Jim Goldberg, Deep River Snacks’ founder and CEO. “Although we haven’t found any contaminants in either our seasonings or our finished products, we are taking great precautions to protect our customers.”
Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps and most individuals recover without treatment. In some cases, diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.