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Allergy concern prompts Jays chip recall

November 21, 2010 6:37:18 AM PST
Krunchers Inc. said Saturday it recalled 18 cases of its Jays Original Potato Chips because they include seasoning that has a milk allergen, which wasn't disclosed on the labeling.

The Jeffersonville, Ind. company said it has notified its customers and is pulling the chips from store shelves. They are distributed in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois. It said no illnesses have been reported. Its other products were not affected, the company said.

The product can be identified by a code in the upper right corner of the bag reading: JAN16CA542011, the company said. Each of the 18 cases of affected product contains ten, 12-ounce bags that are priced at $3.99.

No illnesses had been Saturday evening. However, people who have allergies to milk or dairy products run the risk of allergic reaction if they consume the undeclared dairy-affected products, the company said.

The company also said it is working with the Food and Drug Administration to conduct the recall.

Krunchers is owned by Snyder's of Hanover Inc., which also sells pretzels and other snacks.

According to Krunchers Inc., all remaining Krunchers! and Jays products are unaffected.

ABC7 is told consumers who have purchased Jays Original Potato Chips are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Krunchers! Inc. at 1-800-233-7125 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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