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Frito-Lay Is Recalling Tostitos Salsa Over Health Concerns, FDA Warns

Consuming the affected product could be a "serious risk" for some people.

As we dive headfirst into the summer season, we're already picturing park picnics, block barbecues, and ocean outings. But none of these outdoor activities are complete without the perfect food offerings. Unfortunately, you may have to leave one thing off of the snack table this year: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now warning about a new recall affecting a popular salsa. Read on to find out why Frito-Lay is warning consumers about Tostitos Avocado Salsa.

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The FDA has alerted consumers to a new recall from Frito-Lay.

Jar of Tostitos Avocado Salsa. Isolated on a white background.

In a June 16 alert, the FDA revealed that Frito-Lay has issued a voluntary recall on one of its Tostitos products. According to the company announcement shared by the agency, the issue impacts select 15-ounce Tostitos Avocado Salsa Jar Dips.

The recalled salsa is packaged in a glass jar, with a UPC barcode that ends in 0559 and a best before date of either Nov. 2, 2023 or Nov. 3, 2023. This date can be found on the upper rim of the jars, the alert explained.

The affected Tostitos dips were sold nationwide.

Retail store Tostitos avocado salsa

There is a reasonable chance this product could be in your kitchen. In its company announcement, Frito-Lay warned consumers that the recalled Tostitos Avocado Salsa Jar Dips were distributed at retail stores nationwide, as well as sold online through e-commerce channels.

According to the alert, you could have bought the recalled dips as early as April 5 of this year.

However, there's no cause for concern if you have any other Tostitos chips or salsas at home. As Frito-Lay clarified, "No other Tostitos products, flavors, sizes, or dip variety packs are recalled."

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They were recalled over health concerns.

Unhappy young woman having bad stomach ache with glass of milk on table. Lactose intolerance, food allergy concept. Close up, copy space

As part of its voluntary recall, Frito-Lay is issuing an allergy alert on the affected Tostitos dips. The jars covered in the recall could contain an undeclared milk allergen due to a manufacturing mishap.

"While the front of the affected jar is correctly labeled as Tostitos Avocado Salsa, the back of the jar is mislabeled with another product's nutrition information and declarations," the company said. "As a result, the allergen milk is not declared on the label."

Certain consumers are being asked to throw the salsa away.

Homemade Mexican Green Avocado Salsa with Tortilla Chips

This undeclared allergen in the recalled Tostitos Avocado Salsa Jar Dips isn't an issue for most people. But those who have "an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products," according to the company announcement.

As a result, Frito-Lay is asking these individuals to not eat the recalled dip—even though there have not yet been any allergic reactions reported in connection with the product.

"If consumers have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, they should not consume the product and discard it immediately," the company stated.

There is no information about whether consumers can expect a refund for the recalled salsas, but the announcement indicates that you can contact Frito-Lay's Consumer Relations if you have an affected product.

Kali Coleman
Kali Coleman is a Senior Editor at Best Life. Her primary focus is covering news, where she often keeps readers informed on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and up-to-date on the latest retail closures. Read more
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