ATLANTA - Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is alerting Georgians to the recall of some snacks due to possible health risks.
Tim's Cascade Snacks of Algona, Wash., is recalling 'Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips- Sweet Maui Onion' and 'Hawaiian- Sweet Maui Onion Rings' because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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.
'Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips- Sweet Maui Onion' and 'Hawaiian- Sweet Maui Onion Rings' were distributed nationwide and in Canada through retail stores, distributors, direct delivery and internet sales. These products were sold as individual bags and as components of packs, including variety packs. No other 'Hawaiian' products are involved in this recall.
The 'Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips- Sweet Maui Onion' and 'Hawaiian- Sweet Maui Onion Rings' are being recalled because they contain HVP (hydrolyzed vegetable protein) manufactured, distributed and recalled by Basic Food Flavors, Inc., Las Vegas, Nev.
People who have purchased these products should not consume them and should return them to the retailer they were purchased from for a full refund. Anyone with questions may call the company at 1-888-299-7646. Live assistance is available 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST and a recording with information runs continuously.
Only the following products are being recalled: