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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Allergy Alert on Undeclared Dairy in Margaritaville Island Lime Tortilla Chips


Carol Bahri
(877) 791-6767

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Grand Rapids, Michigan -- September 12, 2008 -- El Matador Enterprises, makers of Margaritaville Tortilla Chips is voluntarily recalling 13-ounce bags of Margaritaville Island Lime Tortilla Chips because they may contain undeclared whey in the spice blend.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk protein run the risk of a health problem or illness if they consume this product.

The affected product was distributed through retail stores. El Matador's sales team is working with distributors to actively recover any affected product remaining on store shelves.


This recall only includes Margaritaville Island Lime Tortilla Chips in 13-ounce bags with a “best by” date of December 6, 2008, or earlier, and a UPC code of 647671310122. No other flavors of Margaritaville Tortilla Chips are included in this voluntary recall.

El Matador apologizes for any inconvenience to its customers. Customers who purchased this product may return it to the store for a full refund. Consumers who have questions may contact Carol Bahri at (877) 791-6767.

The Food and Drug Administration has been notified of this recall.


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