Frito-Lay Issues Voluntary Recall of 1.5 oz. Bags of Lay’s Classic Potato Chips in North Texas Due to Undeclared Milk

December 11, 2007




PLANO, Texas - Frito-Lay announced the voluntary recall of 41 cases (2,460 bags) of 1.5 oz. bags of Lay’s Classic Potato Chips. This lot is marked as Lay’s Classic Potato Chips but may contain Lay’s Cheddar & Sour Cream Flavored Potato Chips. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the Cheddar & Sour Cream Flavored product. No illnesses have been reported to date.

This product has been distributed only through select vending machines in North Texas.

The only affected packages are 1.5 oz. bags of Lay’s Classic Potato Chips that have a freshness date of February 12 located on the upper right hand side of the package and with an 11 digit code number of 12923230985 (time stamp between 06:00 and 08:00), which appears immediately beneath the freshness date.

No other code date, package size or flavor is impacted.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that Lay’s Cheddar & Sour Cream Flavored Potato Chips had been packaged in Lay’s Classic Potato Chip packaging that did not list the presence of a possible allergen. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary error in one of the company’s production lines.

Consumers with any product of the lot code and package size noted above can contact Frito-Lay Consumer Affairs at 1-800-352-4477.