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Frito Lay Canada recalls 2 of its most popular snacks for possible salmonella contamination

Frito Lay Canada is recalling two of its most popular snacks due to a possible risk of salmonella contamination.

Recall applies to Sunchips Harvest Cheddar Flavoured Multigrain Snacks, Munchies Original Snack Mix

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Frito Lay Canada is recalling two of its most popular snacks due to a possible risk of salmonella contamination.

The recall applies to Sunchips Harvest Cheddar Flavoured Multigrain Snacks, as well as Munchies Original Snack Mix. No other flavours of Sunchips are impacted.

A statement says this is due to a result of the seasoning supplier informing Frito Lay an ingredient added to it by a third party was potentially contaminated with salmonella.

Frito Lay says while it's not found any salmonella in the seasoning, it's still going ahead with the recall out of an abundance of caution. The company is working closely with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to ensure the recalled products are removed from the marketplace, it notes in a news release.

Salmonella is a bacterium that can possibly cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.

People are being encouraged to check their cupboard for these products and dispose of them.

WATCH | How to track a salmonella outbreak:

How bio detectives track a salmonella outbreak

5 months ago

Duration 2:04

When there’s a salmonella outbreak, scientists do genetic sequencing on bacteria samples from infected patients and bacteria of the contaminated food product. If there is a match, it can help determine the source of the foodborne illness. Correction: A previous title on the video suggested that the B.C. Centre for Disease Control lab discovered the salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupe. In fact, the BCCDC was part of a number of labs to track the outbreak.

With files from CBC News

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