A nationwide recall has been issued for all varieties of a locally-based potato chip company.
Grippo Foods, Inc., based in Colerain Township, is voluntarily recalling all bags and boxes of their potato chips after they were found to potentially contain metal fragments.
The recall includes the following: The bagged chips have an expiration day of May 20th or before. The 1.5 pound boxes of chips have an expiration date of April 29th or before. The date code is located in the upper right corner of the package.
These varieties are included:
Plain Potato Chips
Bar-B-Q Potato Chips
Cheddar Cheese with a touch of Jalapeno Potato Chips
Hot Dill Pickle Potato Chips
Sweet Bermuda Onion Potato Chips
Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips
Officials say the products were distributed to retailer in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois beginning September 15, 2012 until March 14, 2013.
Grippo's issued the recall after being notified that metal shavings were found in the salt applicator by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The plant is now working to destroy all recalled chips and produce new product.
Company officials say Friday was spent pulling bags of chips from all major retail stores, and will continue the process on Saturday.
No injuries have been reported to date.
Consumers who have purchased these products should return to the place of purchase for a refund. Anyone with questions can contact the company at 1 (800) 626-1824.