Frito-Lay is voluntarily recalling select half-ounce bags of Smartfood Delight Sea Salt Flavored popcorn due to an allergy concern.
Certain bags of the popcorn product were inadvertently filled with cheese flavored tortilla chips that contain undeclared milk ingredients. The food item is sold individually and in two different variety packs.
"People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product contained inside the recalled Smartfood Delight Sea Salt Flavored popcorn bags," the recall states .
The popcorn was sold at retail locations in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wyoming.
They were also distributed through e-commerce websites.
How can you tell if your food is affected? The recalled popcorn was packaged in variety packs that have these "use by" dates and 11-digit manufacturing codes printed on the outer packaging:
- 16 count Smartfood Delight Variety Pack Sack – "use by" dates of 4 DEC 2018 OR 18 DEC 2018, and 11-digit manufacturing code that will include the letter combination AM in the second and third position (example: xAMxxxxxxxx)
- 16 count Crunch & Pop Mix Variety Pack Sack – "use by" dates of 18 DEC 2018 OR 1 JAN 2019, and 11-digit manufacturing code that will include the letter combination AM in the second and third position (example: xAMxxxxxxxx)
In addition, the individual recalled popcorn bags have a "guaranteed fresh" date of 1 JAN 2019 and a 9-digit manufacturing code of 615325107 printed on the front upper panel.
No illnesses have been reported so far.
If you purchased this product, you can call Frito-Lay Consumer Relations for reimbursement at 1-800-352-4477 (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday).
Susan Gonzalez is a digital producer and reporter for the E.W. Scripps national team. You can follow her on Twitter @TheNewsan .