Recall Notice: Dieffenbach’s Potato Chips Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall for Sour Cream & Onion Kettle Chips Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Dieffenbach’s Potato Chips Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall for Sour Cream & Onion Kettle Chips Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

For Immediate Release

December 21, 2016



Dieffenbach’s Potato Chips, Inc.


Mike Marlowe
877-790-9559 ext 129


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Womelsdorf, PA – Dieffenbach’s Potato Chips, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall for our Sour Cream & Onion Kettle Chips. This decision was made after being informed by a seasoning supplier, that an ingredient in the seasoning may contain traces of Salmonella. Although tests have shown no existence of Salmonella in the seasoning that was supplied to Dieffenbach’s, out of abundance of caution we are voluntarily issuing the recall of these products in conjunction with FDA guidance.

Recalled products:

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Best By Between
Dieffenbach’s Sour Cream and Onion Kettle Chips 9 oz. 7.85654.00014.8 18DEC2016
Dieffenbach’s Sour Cream and Onion Kettle Chips 2 oz. 7.85654.00015.5 01JAN2016

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been made aware of this recall. No other Dieffenbach’s Potato Chip products were affected.

To date, there have been no reported illnesses associated with this product. Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis. If you believe that you became sick from consuming a recalled product, seek medical attention immediately.

Consumers who purchased the recalled product should dispose of it immediately or return it to the Point of Sale for a full refund.

Consumers with additional questions may contact Dieffenbach’s toll free at 1-877-790-9559 Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.  

* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.

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