Snacks & Candy

Ballreich Snack Food Co. Recalls Potato Chip Line

Product distributed in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan
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TIFFIN, Ohio — Snack maker Ballreich Snack Food Co. is recalling and has suspended production of its Bar-B-Q Potato Chips due to a potential contamination with salmonella.

The recalled barbecue-seasoned potato chips were distributed regionally to retailers and convenience stores in north and central Ohio, southern Michigan and northeast Indiana.

The recall includes product sold in 1.5-, 2.75- and 7-ounce bags marked with a “sell by date” of the following, printed on the front of the bag:

  • 10/18/21
  • 10/25/21
  • 11/01/21

The potential for contamination was discovered after routine testing conducted by the seasoning provider, according to a company announcement. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this occurrence. If any consumers have concerns about illness in connection with this product, they should contact a physician immediately.

The production of the product has been suspended while the FDA and the seasoning company investigate the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased the Ballreich’s Bar-B-Q Potato Chips with any of the above sell-by dates are urged to not consume the recalled product and to contact Ballreich Snack Food Co. during the business hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1 (800) 323-2447 or email at

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Tiffin, Ohio-based Ballreich Snack Food Co. produces several lines of snacks under the Ballreich brand, including potato chips, pretzels, pork rinds, tortilla chips, popcorn and more.

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