If you recently purchased Lay's Barbecue Potato Chips and suffer from allergies, you need to be aware of a recent announcement from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

The Monday announcement states:

Frito-Lay today issued a voluntary recall of select 1 oz., 1 1/2 oz., 2 5/8 oz., 7 3/4 oz., 12 1/2 oz., 15 1/2 oz. bags of Lay’s Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients. These recalled bags may also be included in select Frito-Lay Variety Packs. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product contained inside the recalled bags.

What initiated the recall was the discovery of bags of Lay's Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips that were inadvertently filled with another flavor of potato chips, which could potentially expose consumers to undeclared milk.

No consumers have reported allergic reactions as of yet and no other Lay’s products, sizes, flavors, or variety packs are recalled.

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The products covered by this recall were distributed to retail stores in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.  They were also distributed via foodservice, vending, e-commerce, mail distribution and other channels.

I personally found out about the recall by getting an email from Target.  I had placed an order for delivery through their app and one of the items was a variety pack of chips that included the recalled barbecue potato chips. I think it was great customer service on their part to be proactive and notify me.

The FDA says that consumers who have purchased the recalled barbecue chips can return them to a retailer for a refund or contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 1-800-352-4477 (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday).

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