The Food and Drug Administration has launched a nationwide recall on Stacy's Pita Chips after someone reported having a severe allergic reaction to an undeclared allergen. Federal law requires labels to disclose ingredients that are common allergens—in this case, Stacy's accidentally packaged flavored pita chips in packaging that is used for "plain" pita chips. The allergen in question is milk, according to the FDA.
The parent company behind the Stacy's brand, Frito-Lay, notified the federal safety agency "after it was discovered that 228 bags of Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips were inadvertently filled with another flavor of pita chips, potentially exposing consumers to undeclared milk,” according to a company statement.
The recalled pita chips in question are Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips, which are packaged in 7.33-ounce bags. Each mislabeled bag contains the UPC number "028400564632" found on the rear side of the bag, near the bottom right. The chips have a "best by" date of April 23, 2019, and have a manufacturing code of "65M127902" near the expiration date.
According to the FDA's website, more than 160 foods can cause severe allergic reactions, but 90 percent of all allergic reactions to food stem from eight foods: Milk, eggs, shellfish, fish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans.
The company says those who have a serious sensitivity or allergy to dairy should immediately discard the product and bring it back to a point of purchase for a refund. If you have any questions, consumers can reach Frito-Lay at 800-352-4477.