Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 03, 2010 23:35 ET

CFIA/Warning: Tim's Cascade Snacks Recalls 'Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips - Sweet Maui Onion' and 'Hawaiian - Sweet Maui Onion Rings' Because of Possible Health Risk

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 3, 2010) - The following is a press release issued by Tim's Cascade Snacks, Algona, Washington, USA to the USFDA web site on March 2, 2010. Tim's Cascade Snacks is voluntarily recalling all products listed below. As some of this product may have been distributed in Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to consume these products.

For more information, please visit the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) website at

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 02, 2010 - Out of regard and concern for our consumers, Tim's Cascade Snacks of Algona, Washington 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
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
It's Time for Tim's Variety Pack, 36 count
        Bag    1159402213
        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
0.75 ounce bags   1159407501
1.5 ounce bags   1159402022
4 ounce bags   1159440401
42 gram bags   1159401501

There are no known illnesses reported.

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, NV.

Consumers who have purchased these products should not consume them and should return them to the retailer they were purchased from for a full refund. Tim's Cascade and our retailers are removing recalled product from retailers' shelves. As a result, consumers can be assured that all other Tim's Cascade products that remain on-shelf are safe and not subject to this recall. Consumers with questions may call 888-299-7646. Live assistance is 8am-4pm CST and a recording with all pertinent information runs continuously.

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For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

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Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    Tim's Cascade Snacks
    Michelle Weese