20 June 2024

PLANO, Texas – In a recent announcement on August 1, 2023, Frito-Lay, the popular snack food company, issued a voluntary recall of a select number of its beloved Doritos Nacho Cheese Flavored Tortilla Chips due to the presence of undeclared soy and wheat allergens. This precautionary measure was taken to ensure the safety of individuals with allergies or sensitivities to these ingredients.

The recall specifically pertains to a limited quantity of 14.5 oz and 1 oz bags of Doritos Nacho Cheese Flavored Tortilla Chips. Frito-Lay has identified less than 7,000 bags of these snack items that may contain traces of soy and wheat, which were not properly disclosed on the packaging. Consumers who have allergies or severe sensitivities to soy or wheat are at risk of adverse reactions if they consume the affected products.

The issue was brought to light when it was discovered that the undeclared allergens had originated from spicy sweet chili tortilla chips, prompting Frito-Lay to take immediate action. While no allergic reactions have been reported so far, Frito-Lay took a proactive approach to address the situation to prevent any potential health risks to its consumers.

The affected products were distributed exclusively to retail stores in Pennsylvania and other select outlets, including foodservice locations and vending machines. The recalled Doritos Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips were available for purchase starting from June 29, 2023.

It is important to note that this recall is limited in scope and only applies to specific product sizes and manufacturing codes. The rest of Frito-Lay’s extensive product lineup, including other flavors, sizes, and variety packs of Doritos, remain unaffected and safe for consumption.

Consumers are strongly advised to check the packaging of their Doritos Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips for the following information:

For 1 oz bags:

  • UPC: 0 28400 09089 6
  • Guaranteed Fresh Date: September 26, 2023
  • Manufacturing Code/Time Stamp: 465218034 (X 22:47 – 22:54)

For 14.5 oz Party Size bags:

  • UPC: 0 28400 51779 9
  • Guaranteed Fresh Date: September 26, 2023
  • Either one of the following Manufacturing Codes/Time Stamps:
    • 465218037 (X 22:47 – 22:59)
    • 465218137 (X 23:00 – 23:06)

Consumers who possess the affected products are strongly advised not to consume them if they have allergies or sensitivities to soy or wheat. Instead, they should discard the items immediately or contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations for further guidance. The Consumer Relations team can be reached at 1-800-352-4477 during their operating hours of 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.

Frito-Lay has also taken the initiative to inform the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about this recall to ensure transparency and regulatory compliance.

Frito-Lay has built a reputation for delivering delicious and quality snacks, and this voluntary recall demonstrates their commitment to the safety and well-being of their consumers. The company’s swift response in addressing the situation showcases their dedication to maintaining the highest standards in food production and distribution. As Frito-Lay takes steps to rectify this issue, consumers can rest assured that their health and safety remain paramount.