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October 12, 1999

Allergy Alert - Some Ruffles WOW Originals Contain Undeclared Dairy and Colors

PLANO, TX (SafetyAlerts) - Frito-Lay Inc. of Plano, Texas is recalling some of it's Ruffles WOW Original Potato Chips because the bags actually contain "cheddar and sour cream" variety.

The "cheddar and sour cream" variety contains dairy ingredients, FD&C Yellow No. 5 Lake and FD&C Yellow No. 6 Lake which are not on the label of the "original" variety.   These ingredients may cause allergic reactions to people who have a sensitivity to dairy or color additives.

The recalled chips were sold in 5 ounce bags in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Tennessee.  The bags have "Pull Date Code OCT 26" and the plant code of 473306H on the outside.

2,500 packages of the potato chips were distributed however Frito-Lay estimated that only between 50 and 100 bags remained on market at time of recall initiation.

Consumers with questions concerning this recall may call Frito-Lay Between the hours of 9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. (CST) at 1-800-352-4477.

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