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Herr Foods Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of Herr’s Brand of Smoked Chipotle Flavored Kettle Cooked Potato Chips and Peddler’s Pantry Smoked Dried Chipotle Kettle Cooked Potato Chips due to Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

December 20, 2016





Herr Foods Inc. is announcing a voluntary recall of Smoked Chipotle flavored Kettle Cooked Potato Chips under the Herr’s Brand and Smoke Dried Chipotle flavored Kettle Cooked Potato Chips under the Peddler’s Pantry Brand. These products were flavored with Chipotle seasoning that contained a milk ingredient manufactured by Valley Milk Products LLC. The milk ingredient is being recalled due to a potential risk of Salmonella contamination.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the blood stream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.

Although no lab tests have confirmed the presence of Salmonella in these products and no illnesses have been reported, Herr’s is voluntarily issuing an immediate recall of these products in conjunction with FDA guidance with an abundance of caution and with adherence to strict quality standards of Herr Foods Inc.

Product was distributed nationwide through grocery and other retail stores. These products were sold as individual bags. No other ‘Herr’s” products are involved with this recall.

HERR’SSmoked Chipotle Kettle Cooked Potato Chips2.625 oz.72600 03339November 13, 2016 thru March 27, 2017
HERR’SSmoked Chipotle Kettle Cooked Potato Chips8.0 oz.72600 03420November 26, 2016 thrunApril 24, 2017
PEDDLER’S PANTRYSmoke Dried Chipotle Kettle Cooked Potato Chips2.0 oz.72600 07789December 25, 2016 thru March 27, 2017

The packages are gold, white and brown metalized bags. The lot number is located on the front of the package in the upper right hand corner. The UPC number is located at the lower right hand corner of the back panel of the package.

Customers and consumers who have purchased the recalled product should not consume them and should return them to the retailer where they were purchased for a full refund. Herr Foods and other retailers are removing recalled product from the retailers’ shelves. As a result, consumers can be assured that all other Herr’s products that remain on-shelf are safe and not subject to this recall. Consumers with questions may call 1-800-523-5030. Live assistance is available 9am- 5pm EST Monday through Friday.



Product Photos

Picture, Herr’s Kettle Cooked Smoked Chipotle Potato Chips, 2.625 oz

Picture, Herr’s Kettle Cooked Smoked Chipotle Potato Chips, 8 oz

Picture, Peddler’s Pantry Extra Crunch Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

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