Several popular tortilla chip brands have been recalled after a potentially dangerous contamination was discovered. The chip recall, issued in cooperation with the United States Food and Drug Administration, applies to over 30 states.
Consumers are strongly encouraged to check the identifiers and picture below to ensure they do not have these products in their possession.
According to the recall issued by the FDA, Utz Quality Foods LLC, of Hanover, Pennsylvania, is voluntarily recalling select expiration dates of some Golden Flake, Good Health, Utz and Weis Brand Tortilla Chip items due to potential contamination of an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The products subject to this voluntary recall were distributed to retail outlets in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia.
No serious illnesses have yet been connected to the chip recall, but officials warn it is a distinct possibility.
No other Golden Flake, Good Health, Utz or Weis Tortilla Chip products other than the ones specified below are being recalled.
Consumers are urged NOT to eat the products subject to this recall. Consumers who purchased the recalled product may return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund or exchange, or they may simply discard it.
For further information please contact the Utz Customer Care Team by email: [email protected], or call 1-800-367-7629 Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time.
Here is a complete listing of all the products included in the chip recall.
Most of the chips fall under the Utz brand, sold in this style of packaging.
This photo will allow consumers to easily identify the recalled products.