Bags of Lay’s Potato Chips Are Being Recalled Across Multiple States

published May 8, 2023
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Los Angeles, California, United States - 09-04-2019: A view of several small bags of Lays Classic Potato Chips on shelf at a convenient store.
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Frito-Lay is in the hot seat this month as a result of their latest recall announcement. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), hundreds of bags of its Lay’s Classic Potato Chips are being taken off of shelves due to a possible milk ingredient that is not otherwise listed on the bags’ packaging. After receiving a customer tip, Lay’s has since tested the chips and concluded that the milk ingredient may have been a contamination caused by the Lay’s Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips. 

While no other Lay’s chip bags have been included in this recall, there is some information to look out for to determine whether or not you have one of the contaminated bags. The 13-ounce Lay’s Classic Party Size Potato Chips and the 15 5/8-ounce Lay’s Classic Mix and Match Potato Chips are both in question, with a guaranteed fresh date of July 18, 2023 on each. Manufacturing codes, UPC codes, and other details to look out for can be found here to further help you identify the contaminated bags. 

The recalled bags of chips were sold in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire at grocery stores and convenience stores throughout the states. Although no allergic reactions have been reported as of yet, those with milk allergies or sensitivities to dairy are encouraged not to consume the recalled chips. To avoid potential life-threatening allergic reactions, it is recommended to throw away the chips, or return them to the retailer for a refund. Otherwise, if you do not have any dairy sensitivities, snack away because these chips are still safe for you. 

Because we’re on the topic of potato chips, check out this fun recipe for turning your favorite bags of chips into mashed potatoes. And if you really want to get creative, you can now customize your own variety pack of Lay’s brand chips via snacks.com to make the ultimate bag of munchies. 

Wondering what other recalls and public health alerts have been issued lately from your favorite brands? Check out this page that’s updated regularly to stay in the know.