Those who suffer from milk allergies should be extra careful when selecting tortilla chips, as Utz Quality Foods has recalled several brands because they may contain milk and it is not listed as an ingredient on the label.
The recalled brands include Golden Flake, Utz, Weis, and Good Health. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk are at risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume the products, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The chips in the packaging with the undeclared milk allergen were sold in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin.
Products affected include Utz Restaurant Style and Round White Tortilla Chips in 17-ounce and 11.5-ounce sizes; Utz Organic Blue, White and Yellow Tortilla chips; Weis Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips; Weis No Salt Round Tortilla Chips; Weis White Round Tortilla Chips; Golden Flake TORTIYAHS; and Good Health Black Bean Tortilla Chips.
The expiration dates of the products range from May 26, 2018, to December 29, 2018. A full list of affected products, along with their UPC codes, can be found by clicking here.
Utz Quality Foods advises consumers who purchased the affected chips to refrain from eating them. They recommend that consumers return the chips to the store where they were purchased for a full refund, or throw the chips away.
Utz customer service representatives are available to answer questions regarding the recall and can be reached at 800-367-7629.