CINCINNATI (March 18, 2013) — Grippo Foods Inc. of Cincinnati is initiating a nationwide recall of all bags and boxes of its Grippo’s Plain Potato Chips, Bar-B-Q Potato Chips, Cheddar Cheese with a touch of Jalapeno Potato Chips, Hot Dill Pickle Potato Chips, Sweet Bermuda Onion Potato chips and Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips. These products may have the potential to contain metal fragments.
Consumption of foodborne foreign objects that are hard and sharp may result in moderate or serious injury. Minor injuries such as transient choking, or small lacerations in the oral cavity or gastrointestinal system, as well as dental injury, such as a fractured tooth, may occur. While, serious injury is remotely possible, it could involve severe choking with airway obstruction, perforation in the oral cavity or gastrointestinal system, or secondary infection because of any of these events.
The recall includes the following: The bagged chips have an expiration date of May 20 and before. The 1.5 pound boxes of chips have an expiration date of April 29 and before. The date code is located in the upper right corner of the package.
The firm voluntarily recalled the products after being notified by the Ohio Department of Agriculture that there were metal shavings found in the salt applicator. FDA has been apprised of this action.
No injuries have been reported to date.
Grippo Foods, Inc. is notifying its distributors and customers. Consumers who have purchased these products should stop using and return to place of purchase for a refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-626-1824 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.