In a nutshell: Tortilla chips were made with milk or milk products, a known allergen and the packages were wrongly labeled.
from FDA press release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 23, 2009 – La Mexicana, Inc., of Seattle, Washington, is recalling Solena Tortilla Chips with a June 03, 2009 code date, because they may contain undeclared milk and milk products. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or milk products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The Solena Tortilla Chips were distributed through retail stores and food service outlets in Washington and Oregon.
Solena Tortilla Chips are sold in clear, 16oz. bags that have the red, white, and green Solena label affixed to the front of the package. A code date of JUN 03 09 appears in the top right corner on the front of the bag.
One illness has been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing milk and milk products was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of these ingredients. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in production and packaging processes.
Consumers who have purchased Solena Tortilla Chips with the June 03, 2009 code date are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact La Mexicana at 206-763-1488 between 9:00am-5:00pm PDT M-F.