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Warning on potato chips and onion rings with possible Salmonella contamination

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) today (March 4) advised people not to consume certain batches of Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips and Hawaiian Sweet Maui Onion Rings manufactured by Tim's Cascade Snacks of Algona, which are suspected of being contaminated with Salmonella.

The US authorities said the manufacturer concerned was recalling the products in the country. Details of the products are as follows:

(1) Product name: Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips - Sweet Maui Onion
Code dates: Mar 09, 2010 up to and including Jun 07, 2010


  Bag net weight   UPC
  1 ounce bags   1159400116
  1.5 ounce bags      1159402213
  2 ounce bags   1159420211
  5 ounce bags   1159400503
  8 ounce bags   1159410034
  18 ounce bags   1159402005
  32 ounce bags   1159403201

2 ounce 15 packs

Bag 1159420211

Box 1159499007
  1.5 ounce Bag 1159402213
  It's Time for Tim's Variety Tray 1159436001
  Pack, 36 counts      
  70 gram bags   1159400704
  210 gram bags   1159400754
  908 gram bags   1159403201

(2) Product name: Hawaiian - Sweet Maui Onion Rings
   Code dates: Mar 23, 2010 and all dates up to Jun 21, 2010

  Bag net weight UPC
  0.75 ounce bags 1159407501
  1.5 ounce bags 1159402022
  4 ounce bags 1159440401
  42 gram bags 1159401501


"Based on information collected, one of the affected products, 'Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips - Sweet Maui Onion', 2 oz (57g), with a best before date 'Apr 13, 2010' and UPC code '1159420211' was on sale in city'super chain store," a CFS spokesman said.

"The CFS has learned that the supermarket has stopped selling the particular product. If consumers have bought the affected products, they should not consume them and should seek medical advice if they develop symptoms," he said. Consumers could contact the concerned supermarket for enquiries.

Salmonella is a pathogen that may cause food poisoning. The symptoms include nausea, fever, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and vomiting. The symptoms are more severe in infants and the elderly.

"The CFS has alerted the trade to stop selling the particular products and is closely monitoring the situation," the spokesman added.

Further information on the affected products being recalled in the US could be accessed at

Ends/Thursday, March 4, 2010
Issued at HKT 21:30

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Last revision date:04-03-2010