Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is alerting Georgians to the recall of some snacks due to possible health risks.

Tim’s Cascade Snacks of Algona, Wash., is recalling ‘Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips- Sweet Maui Onion’ and ‘Hawaiian- Sweet Maui Onion Rings’ because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

‘Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips- Sweet Maui Onion’ and ‘Hawaiian- Sweet Maui Onion Rings’ were distributed nationwide and in Canada through retail stores, distributors, direct delivery and internet sales. These products were sold as individual bags and as components of packs, including variety packs. No other ‘Hawaiian’ products are involved in this recall.

Only the following products are being recalled:

‘Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips – Sweet Maui Onion’
With code dates MAR 09 10 up to and including JUN 07 10
BAG NET WT                    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 pack      Bag   1159420211
                              Box   1159499007

1.5 ounce               Bag   1159402213
It’s Time for Tim’s Variety Pack, 36 count
                             Tray 1159436001

70 gram bags                         1159400704
210 gram bags                       1159400754
908 gram bags                       1159403201

‘Hawaiian – Sweet Maui Onion Rings’
With code dates MAR 23 10 and all dates up to JUN 21 10
BAG NET WT                          UPC
0.75 ounce bags                    1159407501
1.5 ounce bags                      1159402022
4 ounce bags                          1159440401
42 gram bags                         1159401501

The ‘Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips- Sweet Maui Onion’ and ‘Hawaiian- Sweet Maui Onion Rings’ are being recalled because they contain HVP (hydrolyzed vegetable protein) manufactured, distributed and recalled by Basic Food Flavors, Inc., Las Vegas, Nev.

People who have purchased these products should not consume them and should return them to the retailer they were purchased from for a full refund. Anyone with questions may call the company at 1-888-299-7646. Live assistance is available 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST and a recording with information runs continuously.