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Frito-Lay Recalls Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips

More than 230 bags contained undeclared milk ingredients
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PLANO, Texas -- Frito-Lay has voluntarily recalled its Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips due to traces of undeclared milk ingredients.

The recall was initiated after one consumer reported an allergic reaction after consuming the chips. After investigating the cause, Frito-Lay found that nearly 230 bags of the chips were inadvertently filled with another flavor of pita chips, potentially exposing consumers to undeclared milk.

The 7-ounce bags of Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips were distributed to retailers nationwide. No other Stacey’s products or flavors have been recalled.

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Frito-Lay has issued several product recalls in recent years. In June 2016, the company recalled select Rold Gold Tiny Twists, Rold Gold Thins, Rold Gold Sticks and Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided pretzels due to a potential peanut allergen. Less than two weeks later, Frito-Lay recalled its Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos tortilla chips due to undeclared milk ingredients.

In April 2017, the company recalled its Jalapeno Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeno Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of salmonella in the seasoning. In June 2018, Frito-Lay recalled select bags of Ruffles Original and Ruffles Cheddar & Sour Cream potato chips in northeastern Ohio and Altoona, Pa., due to a contamination of cleaning solution. Most recently, in November 2018, the brand recalled its Smartfood Delight Sea Salt Flavored popcorn due to traces of undeclared milk ingredients.

Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with a portfolio of more than 20 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Besides Plano, Texas-based Frito-Lay North America, its main businesses are Pepsi, Quaker, Tropicana and Gatorade.

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