SunChips recall 2024- still available or not?

Sunchips was a popular chip brand during the 1990s. Frito-Lay launched Sun Chips in 1991. This was one of the first chip products created in response to market demand for a healthier chip. While the criteria for snack brands in the 1980s and 1990s were not strict enough to offer entirely healthy snacking options, Sunchips were still healthier than many of their competitors. They were also very tasty!

Besides this, Frito Lay recently recalled certain snacks in Canada, including Sun Chips. It is due to Salmonella contamination. The snacks were made available throughout the country. Why are Sun chips being recalled? In this article, let us learn in detail about the product and its SunChips recall history.

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History of SunChips

According to Sunchips’ website, the company started with a “going to rock your world idea.” Whole grains have always been key to the recipe for these chips. But Frito-Lay wanted to ensure that they weren’t boring. To add to the joy of eating this healthy chip, the Sunchips brand included a wave imprinted into each chip.

Frito-Lay spent almost ten years developing this product. It also spent millions of dollars on the machines used to manufacture it. By the time they hit the market, the chip industry was well-established. But the firm was determined that the wholegrain chips could still be delicious, crunchy, and tasty. Frito-Lay tested over 10,000 consumer tastes to develop their winning mix, which was later released.

Sunchips first entered the store shelves in the United States in 1991. They entered the arena to compete with other well-known snacking businesses. The nutritious and multigrain recipe of Sunchips promotes heart health and reduces the intake of sugar, salt, and fat. This was what set them apart from their competitors.

The Sunchips brand was intended to be the first “diet chip” on the market. But they were so delicious that they became an instant favorite with customers of all ages.

Sunchips briefly sold Suprimos, which were drum-wheat products with a cheesy covering. The chips were a failure, and the company later withdrew its patent application for that type of product.

Over time, the brand, like other businesses, discontinued some of the flavors. Several petitions on aim to revive sunflower varieties. Frito-Lay has not responded to any of these requests. Also, it is still being determined whether they would be open to rebooting popular flavors.

Sunchips recalled in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued an active recall of SunChips products in Canada. This was made public when a seasoning supplier informed the firm that one ingredient was potentially affected by Salmonella.

Thus, Frito Lay Canada is recalling two of its favorite snacks owing to potential salmonella infection. They are:

  • SunChips Multigrain Harvest Cheddar Snacks and
  • Original Munchies Snack Mix.

This recall does not affect any other Sunchip flavors.

According to a recall notice issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the business initiated the recall. Frito Lay’s representative informed Food Safety News that,

“This decision is a direct outcome of a seasoning supplier’s notice that an ingredient supplied to it by a third party was possibly infected with Salmonella. While no salmonella was discovered in the seasoning supplied to Frito Lay Canada, the business has decided to recall these items out of an excess of caution.”

The recall includes both individual bags and cases of items. Consumers are advised to check their homes for recalled products and discard all that they may have on hand. These goods have a long shelf life. Therefore, customers and retailers should check the best-by dates on the packages.

Salmonella infections

Salmonella is a bacterium that may cause diarrhea, fever, and stomach pains. Food affected by Salmonella germs does not typically seem, smell, or taste bad. Anyone can get sick from a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, older people, and those with weaker immune systems are more likely to become seriously ill. The CDC claims that’s due to the fragility of their immune systems.

If affected, most people heal without any therapy. In some circumstances, the patient may require hospitalization due to severe diarrhea. The elderly, infants, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to get a serious illness.

Anyone who consumed any of the recalled goods and developed symptoms of Salmonella illness should seek medical care. Sick people should inform their doctors about any Salmonella bacterium exposure they may have had. It’s because salmonellosis requires a specific medical diagnosis. Salmonella infection symptoms might be confused with those of other infections. Thus, it may lead to a common misdiagnosis.

Salmonella infection can cause diarrhea, stomach pains, and fever within 12 to 72 hours of eating contaminated foods. If not, healthy adults usually get sick for four to seven days. However, in rare cases, diarrhea can be so severe that patients need to be hospitalized.

Older people, children, pregnant women, and those with weakened immunity, such as cancer patients, are more likely to suffer severe diseases. It also leads to possibly fatal problems.

Some people are infected without becoming ill or showing any symptoms. But they may still infect other people.

Details of the recalled products

The recall affects bags of SunChips Multigrain Harvest Cheddar Snacks and Original Munchies Snack Mix varieties in all sizes. They were also available in 32-pack and 40-pack snack boxes (both variety packs and flavor-specific boxes) throughout Canada. It has expiration dates that vary from “2024 JL 16” to “2024 AU 13.”

Recalled items listed below are available in Canada. This recall only affects the goods and flavors listed below, with the given best-before dates. No other SunChip flavors are affected.

Customers should check their pantry for any of the following products and discard them.

Product: SunChips Multigrains Harvest Cheddar Snacks

  • Size: All sizes
  • UPC: 060410040591
  • 060410066232
  • 060410001295
  • 060410037249
  • 060410003923
  • 060410053942
  • 060410053119

Codes: 2024 JL 16 to 2024 AU 13

Product: Original Munchies Snack Mix

  • Size: All sizes
  • UPC:
  • 060410001806
  • 060410003862
  • 060410067826
  • 060410054826
  • 060410054628
  • 060410039342

Codes: 2024 JL 16 to 2024 AU 13

Product: Variety Packs Cheesy Mix

  • Size: 448 g
  • UPC: 060410074817

Codes: 2024 JL 16 to 2024 AU 13

Product: SunChips Multigrains Harvest Cheddar Snacks

  • Size: 32 packs
  • UPC: 060410037256

Codes: 2024 JL 16 to 2024 AU 13

Product: SunChips Multigrains Harvest Cheddar Snacks

  • Size: 40 packs
  • UPC: 060410222768

Codes: 2024 JL 16 to 2024 AU 13

Product: Original Munchies Snack Mix

  • Size: 40 packs
  • UPC: 060410221228

Codes: 2024 JL 16 to 2024 AU 13

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has warned Canadian shoppers that these popular chips and snacks are being removed from store shelves due to food poisoning concerns. The CFIA states that this recall is “national” and affects the “general public.”

What should customers do?

We should avoid consuming, using, selling, serving, or distributing these recalled items. The customers should do the following:

  • If you believe you have become ill after consuming a recalled product, contact your doctor.
  • Check to find out if you have any recalled products.
  • Avoid consuming, serving, using, selling, or distributing recalled items.
  • Recalled products should be thrown away or returned to the place where they were obtained.


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Frito Lay Canada are working together closely. This is to make sure the recalled items are taken off the market.

Frito Lay claims that while no salmonella has been found in the ingredient, it is still being recalled out of caution. People are asked to search their cupboards for these items and dispose of them.

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