Deep River Snacks recalls potato chips for possible salmonella risk

DEEP RIVER — A Connecticut snack maker is recalling some of its potato chips for possible salmonella contamination.

Deep River announced it is voluntarily recalling certain bags of its sour cream and onion-flavored kettle chips.

The recall includes two-ounce and five-ounce packages with “Best By” dates from November 9, 2016 to June 2, 2017. The UPC codes are:

  • 850668000498
  • 850668000993
  • 850668000993

The company founded in 2002 in Deep River, Connecticut, says buttermilk powder used in the seasoning may contain traces of salmonella.

Deep River says no bacteria have been found in any of its chip ingredients and no illnesses have yet been reported. It says the recall is out of an “abundance of caution.”

“The health and safety of our consumers is always our top priority,” says Jim Goldberg, Deep River Snacks’ founder and CEO. “Although we haven’t found any contaminants in either our seasonings or our finished products, we are taking great precautions to protect our customers.”

Customers are being asked to throw out possibly contaminated products and contact Deep River at 860-434-7347, or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366).