Frito-Lay Recalls Popular Salsa Due to an Undeclared Allergen
Those with severe sensitivities or allergies to milk need to check their salsa jars because of mislabeling issues.
It seems like just a few weeks ago that Frito-Lay recalled potato chips over allergy concerns. Just off the heels of that recall, the company is recalling another product due to allergy concerns once again. This time, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the voluntary recall affects a popular salsa that can cause potentially life-threatening allergic reactions due to a mislabeling of the bottles.
So, before enjoying any chips and salsa on a relaxing summer day, here’s what you need to look out for. Particularly for those who are allergic or have sensitivities to milk.
What Salsa Is Frito-Lay Recalling?
— U.S. FDA Recalls (@FDArecalls) June 20, 2023
The voluntary recall impacts select 15 oz. jars of Tostitos Avocado Salsa Jar Dips. Because of mislabeling errors, the salsa may contain an undeclared milk allergen.
While the front of the jars is labeled correctly with the product name, the product’s nutritional information on the back of jars is incorrect. Thus, serious or life-threatening allergic reactions are possible if those with milk allergies consume the product.
Fortunately, so far no allergic reactions in connection to the product have been reported.
How Do I Know If I Have a Recalled Product?
Customers can tell if they have an affected product by checking the UPC code and best-before date. First, the best-before date, which is located on the jar’s upper rim, will be either Nov. 2 or 3 of 2023. The UPC code will end in 0559 and can be found on the numbers by the barcode.
Furthermore, consumers could only have purchased the jars starting April 5, 2023. These jars were distributed across the country to retail stores and through “e-commerce channels.”
What Should I Do If I Have an Affected Product?
If you happen to have a product affected by this recall, the FDA advises people who are allergic or have a sensitivity to milk not to consume the salsa and to throw it away instead.
If consumers do have any questions or concerns, they can contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations on weekdays at 1-800-352-4477 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CT.