CONSUMER ALERT: Frito-Lay Issues Recall for Limited Number of Doritos Products


Frito-Lay has issued a recall for a limited number of Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos tortilla chips, WSBTV reports, due to undeclared ingredients that could cause a severe allergic reaction.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall Wednesday, and an announcement on the FDA's website states that undeclared milk ingredients in the product could cause a severe reaction in those with milk allergies or sensitivity.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the bags of Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos were mistakenly filled with Nacho Cheese Doritos, which contain different ingredients, at one of the company's production facilities.

The recalled products were distributed in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, and also include additional undeclared ingredients including Yellow 5, Artificial Flavor, Tomato Powder, other Artificial Color (including Yellow 6 and Red 40), Lactic Acid, Citric Acid and Red and Green Bell Pepper Powder.

The FDA shares that the impacted products are 3 1/8 oz. bags of Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos tortilla chips that have a "guaranteed fresh" date of August 9, a UPC code of 28400-42119 and a manufacturing code of 2711 152 05 OR 2712 152 05. The "guaranteed fresh" date and manufacturing can be found on the front of the package and the UPC code on the back.

No illnesses have been reported due to the mix-up, and no other Doritos products or flavors were affected.

Consumers are able to return the product to a retailer for a full refund and can also contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 1-800-352-4477.


Frito-Lay also recently recalled select varieties of pretzels over a possible peanut contamination.

This article was compiled by Hannah Barnes from our sister company Womanista.