Mexican snacks seasoned with chile are being recalled because they could also be seasoned with Salmonella bacteria. La Placita Botanas Mexicanas, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of Wheat Snacks with Chile, Potato Chips with Chile, and Corn Churritos with Chile on Friday.
The products affected by the recall include: "Doraditas con chile - UPC: 7-90274 00011-9," "Chinacos con chile - UPC: 7-90274 00121-5," "Chicharrines duranguenses con chile - UPC: 7-90274 00261-8," "Palitos tapatios con chile - UPC: 7-90274 00251-9," and "Anillos michoacanos con chile - UPC: 7-90274 00351-6."
The Mexican snack foods are packaged in clear plastic bags with a label sticker containing the product name and UPC code. The affected products were primarily sold in Southern California, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration .
As a North Charleston foodborne illness lawyer , I'm glad to hear no illnesses have been reported so far in connection with this recall. A Salmonella food poisoning infection is potentially life-threatening and symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 7-8 hours after infection. Symptoms may be more severe in young and elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems.
If you have been injured in a food poisoning outbreak, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston.