There’s yet another grocery store item to add to your list of cautionary consumables. A voluntary recall has been issued by Utz Quality Foods, LLC on certain Golden Flake, Good Health, Utz, and Weis brand tortilla chips that may contain an undeclared milk allergen. This comes after last month’s reports of a now-deadly E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce affecting at least 13 states. It was followed up by a massive recall on eggs over concerns of salmonella.
So far with this chip recall, no illnesses have been reported, but those will milk allergies could experience dangerous or life-threatening reactions if consumed. Symptoms include hives, wheezing, vomiting, diarrhea, and even anaphylaxis, a reaction which restricts airways and blocks breathing.
The recall affects bags with expiration dates ranging from May 26 through December 15, 2018 sold at mass retailers such as Kroger, Target, and Publix. The chips are sold in 32 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, 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, Washington, and West Virginia.
It recommended that anyone who has purchased these products return them to the store it was purchased for a full refund. Check the FDA’s website for the full list of recalled chips.
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