At Frito-Lay, Some Chips Have Been Down

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At Frito-Lay, Some Chips Have Been Down

The humble potato chip requires a fairly simple recipe – potatoes, oil, and salt. The flavored potato chips? Less humble and sometimes more complicated. Last month, the FDA issued a warning letter to Frito-Lay, maker of Lays, Doritos, Fritos, Cheetos, Tostitos, and Sun Chips, after inspecting a manufacturing facility in California.

The FDA's action followed several voluntary recalls from Frito-Lay.

A series of errors triggered the inspection of the system. A milk allergen was found in the spices of the grill chips. Original flavor chips and cheddar and sour cream frills were packaged together.

A facility inspection resulted in a recall because the FDA warned that the chips were "manufactured, packaged, or stored in unsanitary conditions, potentially making them harmful".

In a statement to Medical Daily, Frito-Lay stated, “We are aware of the warning letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the recent recalls of Frito-Lay products. The quality of the food and strict compliance with the guidelines on food safety are our top priorities in all production facilities. “The company is working to resolve any outstanding issues. "We look forward to resolving this matter quickly," said the letter.

The warning letter from the FDA states that Frito-Lay has made insufficient efforts to prevent mislabeling or contamination from one flavor to the next. Since some flavors contain allergens, such as B. dairy products, this can be particularly dangerous.

It appears that no other Frito-Lay products were affected. Fortunately, many chip flavors do not contain dairy or whey and should be safe for everyone to eat. Frito-Lay issued a recall for the barbecue chips.

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