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Smith’s grocery stores issue recall of cheese dips

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A Smith’s employee returns shopping carts to the Sixth Avenue store in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 1, 2019. Smith’s Food & Drug Stores on Friday announced it will stop accepting Visa credit cards as a form of payment beginning April 3. Smith’s will continue to accept all other forms of payment, including Visa debit cards.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Smith’s grocery stores have issued a recall on a number of in-house cheese dips due to fears of salmonella contamination. The chain advised customers to avoid eating any potentially affected products purchased between May 15 and Aug. 6 and is offering a full refund or replacement if customers return the products to stores, according to a press release.

The full list of potentially contaminated products follows:

  • Murray’s Chads Smoked Gouda Dip
  • Murray’s Jalepeño Jarlsberg Dip
  • Murray’s Bacon Chive Jarlsberg Dip
  • Jarlsberg Dip
  • Jarlsberg Cheese Spread
  • Pimento Cheese Dip
  • Deli Jarlsberg Jalepeño Dip
  • Deli Bacon Chive Jarlsberg Dip
  • Deli Southwestern Jarlsberg Dip
  • Deli Jarlsberg Dip
  • Jarlsberg Dip
  • Deli Jarlsberg Cheese Dip
  • Deli Applewood Cheddar Dip
  • Deli Buffalo Blue Cheese Spread
  • Deli Southwest Cheese Spread
  • Deli Ranch Cheese Spread

Suppliers informed Smith’s on July 31 that they had received onions from Thomson International, Inc., which has been linked to a recent “salmonella-related outbreak,” according to the release. 

Smith’s removed onions from produce sections of stores that received potentially dangerous product on Aug. 1 and has now identified certain in-house cheese dips that may have been created using tainted onions.

According to the release, “Out of an abundance of caution, these items have been removed from store shelves and the company has initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.”

Salmonella infection can be deadly to the young, elderly and those who are immunocompromised.

Infected people can experience symptoms ranging from “fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain,” according to the release. In rare cases, ingesting salmonella can result in serious infections.

No customer cases of infection have been identified so far.