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Food Recall Blog: Lays Potato Chips Recalls 2,460 Bags

In a nutshell: Frito-Lay has to recall some potato chips because the bags were mislabeled and contain milk which some people may be allergic to.

Read on… 

December 10, 2007 — 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.

When I was but a teenager (long before any modern conveniences), the commercial “Bet You Can’t Eat Just One” was popular. I ate just one. The precocious me wrote a letter to Lay’s informing them that their commercial was not true. A few week’s later I received a huge box of Lay’s potato chips and fritos so my mother let me have a party that I  had been nagging her about.

Karyn Zoldan
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  1. Hello I purchased Lays original and they are stale. 235g 108108145 dated MR 20 MA25. I always purchase these kinds of chips because they are usually fresh. This is the second time that I have found your chips stale and do not think that this right. I am not a happy camper. Linda Fairbarn

  2. I think you are a moron and need to get a life. It is people like you who take the time to complain about their second stale bag of chips, that ruin this country. its not going to kill you and personally i think they taste good stale or not stale, all it is…is a potatoe you friggin stupid moron. Just shut up and get off the computer. Your better off just offing yourself.

  3. I think I will keep John Ham’s comment here because I believe in free speech. If this is indeed his real name, one day when he goes to get a job and they do a Google search, his prospective employer will find his potato chip comment.

  4. Hi as a once constant consumer of Lay’s in a tin salt & vineger chips I cannot help but feel more than a little disappointed that I cannot for the last month or so find this product. I have searched all the stores that carry Lay’s salt & vineger to no avail. Every flavor “BUT” salt & vineger ????? No store manager has been able to give me an answer to the reason why not this flavor …… Please I live in New Westminster British Columbia….Where has my favorite chip gone ??? Anyone Know ???

    1. Arthur Thompson, same issue. Take the Classic Lays, spread them on a cookie sheet, mix vinegar and salt in a spray bottle, shake, spray chips thoroughly and let sit 15 mins, flip and repeat. Preheat oven to 325. Bake for 4 minutes then flip and bake for 3 mins. These will turn out more favorable than the Original Vinegar and Salt.

  5. I had to laugh hard at John Ham’s reply. Yes, it’s just a potato. Yes, some people don’t like stale chips, but I seriously doubt that people that don’t like stale chips are going to destroy America, or be the cause of America’s destruction, lmao. Some would say you’re the odd one for enjoying stale chips. You told Ms. Fairbarn to get a life … It kind of appears you may need to get a life since you found time to search, find this page, reply. (Who has too much time)? ….. Arthur Thompson, same issue. Take the Classic Lays, spread them on a cookie sheet, mix vinegar and salt in a spray bottle, shake, spray chips thoroughly and let sit 15 mins, flip and repeat. Preheat oven to 325. Bake for 4 minutes then flip and bake for 3 mins. These will turn out more favorable than the Original Vinegar and Salt.

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