American snack food manufacturer Frito-Lay has recently announced a voluntary recall of 7,000 bags of Doritos Nacho Cheese Flavored chips. The reason for the recall is that these chips might contain soy and wheat ingredients, which were not properly disclosed on the packaging.
The recall notice, issued in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration, stated that the affected chips were only distributed in Pennsylvania. Stores, food service locations, and vending machines in the state received these potentially mislabeled products.
Wheat and soy are among the most prevalent allergens in the United States, with approximately 2.4 million Americans being allergic to wheat and 1.9 million allergic to soy, as reported by FARE, a prominent funding source for food-allergy research.
The two types of Doritos chips involved in the recall are as follows:
- Doritos Nacho Cheese Flavored Tortilla Chips, 1 oz, UPC code 0 28400 09089 6
- Doritos Nacho Cheese Flavored Tortilla Chips Party Size, 14 oz, UPC code 0 28400 51779 9
The FDA strongly advises individuals with soy or wheat allergies or sensitivities to avoid consuming these products and dispose of them immediately.
It is important to note that this recall only affects Doritos chips and no other Frito-Lay products. Furthermore, the FDA has not received any reports of allergic reactions related to these recalled Doritos chips.