This Walmart Product Has Been Recalled
The retailer was not able to stock it on shelves.
With more than 5,000 stores nationwide, it's no wonder that Walmart is one of the most well-known and valued retailers. Its loyal customers love it for its ease and consistency—they know what they're going to get when they step inside those sliding doors whether they're looking for low prices or a wide-range of products. But if you frequently do your shopping at Walmart, you could have trouble crossing one item off your list on your next trip. Walmart has kept one popular product from shelves as the result of an ongoing recall. Read on to find out what the retailer will not be selling.
Walmart is recalling some of its tortilla chips.
Walmart is facing an ongoing recall for some of its chip products from its in-house brand, Food Safety News first reported. According to a report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the firm Shearer's Snacks has voluntary recalled two lots of its 13-ounce Great Value Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips because the "chips may contain a foreign material." The FDA reported that pieces of metal could be found in packages with product lot codes: 122051## and 123051##.
In a March 14 release sent to Best Life, Shearer's Foods, LLC said that none of the chips made it to Walmart shelves. "100% of the product from lot codes 122051## and 123051## with a Best By of May 23, 2022 was recovered at Walmart Distribution Centers in IL, MO, NE, WI, and WY," the letter explains. "No product was distributed to the store level and therefore no product was purchased by consumers."
These chips were set to be distributed to Walmart stores in five different states.
According to the FDA, the affected products were found in five different states: Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The agency lists the recall as a Class II, which means the affected chips could cause "temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote." Legal Reader says that no known injuries have been linked to this recall yet.
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Here's how many chips were affected.
The FDA reported that the recall is targeted at 2,555 cases of Great Value Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips, which include 10 bags per case. So, about 25,550 bags of these chips have the potential to be contaminated. According to the FDA, both lots of recalled products have a best-by date of May 23, 2022.
Here's what to do if you have recalled products at home.
These recalled chips may not have made it into the hands of consumers, but according to the FoodSafety.gov, shoppers who do have recalled products should do one of the following: They can return the product or dispose of the product. If you return the product to the place of purchase, you can get a refund. And disposing of it ensures that no one else will consume it.