August 02, 2023: PLANO, Texas – Frito-Lay, the maker of Doritos, has issued a voluntary recall for a limited number of 14.5 oz and 1 oz Doritos Nacho Cheese Flavored Tortilla Chips due to potential allergen risks. The affected chips may contain undeclared soy and wheat ingredients from spicy sweet chili tortilla chips. Consuming these products could lead to illness for individuals with allergies or severe sensitivity to soy or wheat.
Distribution and Impact:
The recalled bags were shipped to retail stores in Pennsylvania and other outlets, including food service locations and vending machines. Consumers could have purchased the chips as early as June 29, 2023. Fortunately, no allergic reactions related to the recalled products have been reported.
Only certain 14.5-oz. and 1-oz. bags of Doritos Nacho Cheese Flavored Tortilla Chips are included in the recall. Frito-Lay has clarified that the recall affects no other Frito-Lay or Doritos products, flavors, sizes, or variety packs.
If you have purchased Doritos Nacho Cheese Flavored Tortilla Chips and have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy or wheat, it is essential to discard the product immediately and refrain from consuming it. Consumers can contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 1-800-352-4477 (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday) for any questions or concerns.
Understanding Allergen Risks:
Soy and wheat are among the most common allergens, causing severe allergic reactions in some individuals. Symptoms and severity of allergic reactions can vary from person to person and may change over time. Anaphylaxis, a severe reaction, can occur within minutes of exposure to an allergen and may lead to death. However, not all allergic reactions develop into anaphylaxis.
Preventing Allergic Reactions:
For those with allergies, it is crucial to read product labels carefully and be aware of potential allergen risks. If you suspect a product may contain allergens, avoid consuming it and seek alternative options.
Frito-Lay’s proactive recall demonstrates its commitment to consumer safety. If you believe you have purchased the affected Doritos chips, take appropriate action to ensure your well-being and follow the recall instructions.
Food recalls, like those affecting Nacho Cheese Doritos, highlight the importance of transparent labeling and vigilant monitoring of allergen risks. By promptly addressing such concerns, companies can protect consumers and maintain their trust. If you or anyone you know may be affected by this recall, take the necessary precautions to stay safe and informed.