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 chips@ballreich.com.

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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