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Frito-Lay Voluntarily Recalls Baked! Lay's Original Flavor Potato Crisps Due to Undeclared Dairy

Contact:
Charles Nicolas
(972) 334-5520

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Plano, TX -- June 7, 2005 -- Frito-Lay announced the voluntary recall of 265 cases (60 bags per case) of 1 1/8 ounce Baked! Lay's Original flavor potato crisps distributed in Midwestern and Northeastern states. While no illnesses have been reported, there is a possibility that the product may contain dairy-based seasoning not declared on the label. Only those people who are allergic to milk or dairy allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The company is now retrieving the product from its distribution system and partner distributors.

The voluntary recall only extends to Baked! Lay's Original flavor potato crisps distributed through foodservice channels, not traditional retail outlets such as supermarkets, convenience stores or club stores. The affected packages are limited to 1 1/8 ounce bags of Baked! Lay's Original flavor potato crisps distributed in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, West Virginia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. Only packages with a freshness date of August 9, 2005, a nine-digit code number of 215313005 located on the front of the package and a time stamp of 23:27 through 2:29 are being voluntarily recalled.

The company has notified the United States Food and Drug Administration of its voluntary action.

Consumers with the affected packages should return them to the outlet where they were purchased for a full refund. Consumers who want more information may call Frito-Lay Consumer Affairs, 1-800-352-4477.

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