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This Popular Potato Chip Has Been Pulled Due to Allergy Concerns

A mixup at a Frito-Lay facility could expose customers to undeclared dairy.
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Food companies are feeling the pressure of keeping up with an increased demand for their products, and it's starting to show. Just last week, Progresso recalled thousands of pounds of chicken soup because the cans were filled with the wrong soup. Now, a similar mistake has reportedly taken place at a potato chip facility.

Frito-Lay has issued a recall of a fan-favorite potato chip yesterday, due to undeclared ingredients. The brand recalled 1 oz, 1 1/2 oz, 2 5/8 oz, 7 3/4 oz, 12 1/2 oz and 15 1/2 oz bags of Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips after noticing they were filled with the wrong chips. The mixup could potentially expose consumers to dairy which has not been declared on the label, the company noted.

This recall will only concern you if you purchased the Frito-Lay's BBQ chips in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming.

No other Lay's products, sizes, flavors, or variety packs have been recalled, the company noted. And so far, there have been no reports of allergic reactions due to the packaging mistake.

Sensitivities to dairy can range from very mild to severe, and if someone suffering from a dairy allergy ingests food items containing dairy, they could face a life-threatening reaction.

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Mura Dominko
Mura Dominko is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!. Read more