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These Potato Chips Are Being Recalled, FDA Says

If you have these original chips, throw them out now.

Frito-Lay issued a voluntary recall of 13 1/2-ounce "Party Size" bags of Ruffles Original Potato Chips because they could possibly contain undeclared milk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced.

The bags were distributed to retail grocery stores in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. No other Ruffles products, sizes, or flavors are included in the recall, including variety packs, the notice says. They have a UP code of 0 28400 03400 5 and a "Guaranteed Fresh" date of 23 MAR 2021. (For more on items to keep off your grocery list, here are Grocery Shortages To Expect in 2021, According to Experts.)

What sparked the recall was the discovery of bags with a Ruffles Original label but a different flavor that contains milk inside. In total, 50 bags are being recalled. No injuries or allergic reactions have been reported.

"People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product contained inside the recalled bags," the notice warns. "Consumers with the product noted above can return the product to a retailer for a refund or contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 1-800-352-4477."

The notice doesn't say which flavor is in the bags. Ruffles Original contains three ingredients—potato, vegetable oil, and salt. However, others like Cheddar Sour Cream, Sour Cream and Onion, and Zesty Cheddar all contain milk ingredients.

This isn't the only item you need to get rid of if it's in your pantry—4,000+ Pounds of Sausage Are Being Recalled, FSIS Announces.

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda is a staff writer for Eat This, Not That!. Read more