Late Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that Tim’s Cascade Snacks, a potato chips and popcorn manufacturer based in Algona, WA, voluntarily recalled its Sweet Maui Onion Hawaiian Style potato chips and onion rings for potential Salmonella contamination.
Although most of Tim’s products are distributed and sold in the Northwest, the recalled chips were sold nationwide and in Canada through retail stores, distributors, direct delivery, and internet sales. The products were sold as individual bags and as components of packs, including variety packs. According to the FDA, no other “Hawaiian” products are involved in the recall.
So far, there have been no illnesses reported in association with consumption of the chips.
The chips were recalled because they contain HVP (hydrolyzed vegetable protein) manufactured, distributed and recalled by Basic Food Flavors, Inc., a Las Vegas, NV company.
In addition to Tim’s, the FDA reported that other companies have recalled products due to Salmonella contaminated HVP from Basic Foods, including Johnny’s Fine Foods (au jus powder), T. Marzetti (vegetable dip and chip products), and Kroger (onion dip and soup mixes).
For more information, visit the FDA Web site.© Food Safety News