Ballreich BAR-B-Q Potato Chips Product Recall

Ballreich’s BAR-B-Q product recall – UPDATE
On Monday August 9th, 2021 Ballreich was notified by one of its seasoning providers, MANE Inc. of Lebanon, OH, that one of the ingredients we secure from them and that’s added to our BAR-B-Q flavored potato chips may have been tainted by salmonella.

Following strict company guidelines we immediately informed the FDA, and simultaneously began notifying distributors and retailers to recall and remove products out for delivery or already on the shelves. Shortly thereafter, we issued a press release announcing the recall. We also took further steps to ensure that all BAR-B-Q potato chips would be safely removed from our customers’ homes and retailer shelves. 

Production on the BAR-B-Q flavored potato chips has been suspended. The FDA is continuing to investigate details related to how the issue originated at MANE Inc.


For 100 years Ballreich’s is a brand that puts our customers first. We strive to manufacture the best quality snack products that exceed customer satisfaction. We take that pledge seriously. And that is why we are undertaking such a comprehensive response to this situation.

For Immediate Release 8/10/2021


Ballreich Snack Food Co. Tiffin, Ohio, is recalling its 1.5oz, 2.75oz, and 7oz packages of BAR-B-Q Potato Chips due to a potential contamination 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.

The recalled BAR-B-Q seasoned Potato Chips were distributed regional at retails and convenience stores within Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Central Ohio and around Southern, MI, and Northeast, Indiana.

The product is sold in a 1.5oz, 2.75oz, and 7oz bags, and clearly marked with a “Sell by Date” of the following, printed on the front of the bag.

10/18/21 10/25/21 11/01/21

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this occurrence. If any consumers have concerns about illness in connection with this product, they should contact a physician immediately.

The potential for contamination was discovered after routine testing conducting by the seasoning provider.

The production of the product has been suspended while the FDA and the seasoning company continues to investigate the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased the Ballreich’s BAR-B-Q, with any of the above sell by date(s), are urged to not consume the recalled product and to contact Ballreich Snack Food Company during the business hours of 8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday at 1 (800) 323-2447 or email at or utilize the website at for product replacement or refund.

Ballreich Snack Food Company
186 Ohio Avenue
Tiffin, OH 44883

1 (800) 323-2447

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