The company said it has not received any complaints of customers becoming sick after eating the food, but is recalling the dips because of the possibility it could cause salmonella poisoning. Salmonella can lead to a variety of gastric upsets and can be particularly devastating to the very young, very old and those with compromised immune systems. Salmonella cannot be seen or detected by sight or smell.
On its web site, the Marzetti Co. said an ingredient used to make the dip might have been contaminated. The company did not specify which ingredient.
Consumers are asked to dispose of the contents of any of the recalled containers and return the package to the place of purchase for a refund.
The items being recalled -- and their date stamps -- are:
- T. Marzetti Southwest Ranch Veggie Dip, 15.5 ounce (APR2010F, APR2810F, MAY1610F, MAY3110F, JUN0610F, JUN1410F, JUN1910F)
- T. Marzetti Fat Free Southwest Ranch Veggie Dip, 13 ounce (MAY1610F, MAY3010F, JUN0810F, JUN1210F, JUN2510F)
- T. Marzetti Spinach Veggie Dip, 15 ounce (APR1910F, MAY0910F, JUN0710F)
- Oak Lake Farms French Onion Chip Dip, 16 ounce (APR2310F, JUN1110F, JUN2610F )
Consumers with questions are asked to call the company at 800-427-0147.