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Frito-Lay recalls bagged popcorn mistakenly filled with chips

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Frito-Lay is voluntarily recalling half-ounce bags of Smartfood Delight Sea Salt Flavored popcorn that were inadvertently filled with cheese-flavored tortilla chips that contain undeclared milk ingredients potentially dangerous to people with a milk allergy or severe sensitivity, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration notice issued Nov. 2, 2018.

The recalled bags were distributed to retailers in several states, include Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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The affected products were packaged in variety packs with the following "use by" dates and 11-digit manufacturing codes:

  • 16 count Smartfood Delight Variety Pack Sack – "use by" dates of 4 DEC 2018 OR 18 DEC 2018, and 11-digit manufacturing code that will include the letter combination AM in the second and third position (example: xAMxxxxxxxx)
  • 16 count Crunch & Pop Mix Variety Pack Sack – "use by" dates of 18 DEC 2018 OR 1 JAN 2019, and 11-digit manufacturing code that will include the letter combination AM in the second and third position (example: xAMxxxxxxxx)

Individual bags being recalled have a "guaranteed fresh" date of 1 JAN 2019 and a 9-digit manufacturing code of 615325107 printed on the front upper panel.

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The error was discovered after a consumer found chips in their popcorn bag and notified Frito-Lay, the FDA says.

Those seeking reimbursement for the recalled products can contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 800-352-4477 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

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