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Frito-Lay Is Recalling Lay’s Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips Due to Allergy Concern

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Bad news for Lay’s BBQ chips fans!

Frito-Lay has issued a voluntary recall of Lay’s Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips due to undeclared milk ingredients.

It was discovered that bags of Lay’s Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips were filled with another flavor of potato chips, potentially exposing consumers to undeclared milk. Customers who are allergic to milk or have severe sensitivity could run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consumed them.

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The products covered by this recall were distributed in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

The recall applies to bags of 1 oz., 1 1/2 oz., 2 5/8 oz., 7 3/4 oz., 12 1/2 oz. and 15 1/2 oz of Lay’s BBQ Potato Chips.

Frito-Lay says these are the only Lay’s products being recalled, however, the recalled chips may also be included in Frito-Lay Variety Packs, including Frito-Lay 10 count Lay’s pack, Frito-Lay 18 count Flavor Mic pack, Frito-Lay 28 count Classic Mix cube box, Frito-Lay 50 count Flavor Mix tray, Frito-Lay 60 count variety Pack case Frito-Lay 30 count Classic Variety Mix tray, Frito-Lay 54 count Classic Mix cube box, and Frito-Lay 30 count Classic Mix cube box.


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Comments 21

  1. Luv2save2

    These are my favorite potato chips. 😀

  2. Emrie Bonilla

    Will they refund at costco for the boxes? I don’t see it on their website.

  3. AL77

    Great, my daughter has a dairy protein intolerance and I breast feed her and had some a week after going dairy free. I guess this may set her back another week before her little gut recovers 😢

    • Captain Obvious

      The bags were filled with a different flavor of chips, so you would have known something was wrong upon first bite.

      • AngieM

        Exactly my thought! If it doesn’t look like bbq, it probably isn’t lol. Knowing you have an allergy, why would you eat it???!!!!$$$$$$

    • Julianne916

      I’m confused… your baby that you breastfeed eats BBQ potato chips?

  4. Emily

    I thought these always had dairy in them anyway. I got them before thinking they would be fine (I’m dairy free while nursing a baby) but later found out they had dairy.

  5. MH

    So…if you don’t have a milk allergy, it’s all good?

    • Fifi

      Yes, they just filled barbecue bags with another flavor (maybe their sour cream and cheddar flavor?) so they’re mislabeled. Nothing actually wrong with the chips.

  6. AV

    It says the bags were mistakenly filled with another flavor, so I am guessing you would know if you got the wrong ones?

    • Sylwia

      I think the taste was bbq but not the bbq that lays usually uses.

      • Rif

        No, they weren’t barbecue. They accidentally filled barbecue labeled bags with a different flavor.

        • Sylwia

          And people still ate them thinking they were bbq?

          • Sylwia

            I just read that that was indeed the case, so weird!

          • Sylwia

            I just read that that is the case, so weird!

  7. Sylwia

    SO…. this is interesting because I has an allergic reaction to a snack size bag off bbq lays a few months ago for no apparent reason. My taste buds swelled to make my face noticeably puffed out and felt like they were burning. It was SO weird! It passed within a day and I was back to normal in two but reading this explains so much!!

  8. dealzgurl

    If I bought bbq (my favorite) and they were filled with sour cream, I’d want my money back because I don’t like sour cream chips. When I buy multipacks, I always give that flavor away.

  9. Evie

    So who is checking our food? Must be a tough job. I guess some elite with a $5 million ivy league education. Wow, watch out for the vacines they say are safe!

  10. sturgissaver

    I literally just finished eating some Lays BBQ right before I read this, not to worry though since I don’t have any allergies. My husband says if anyone wants to send us your recalled chips we’d be happy to dispose of them for you 😂

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