June 14, 2002
Plantain Products Has Recalled Plantain Chips
and Spice Cassava Chips
Tampa, FL (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Plantain Products Co. has
Chifles brand Spicy
Plantain Chips and Spicy Cassava Chips because they may contain undeclared
whey. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to whey run the risk
of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these
Spicy Plantain Chips and Spicy Cassava Chips were distributed to retail
stores in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Virginia, Maryland, New York,
Massachusetts, and Connecticut.
Spicy Plantain Chips and Spicy Cassava Chips are in foil bags in 2 oz., 5
oz., 8 oz., and 4 oz. bags under the Chifles Brand and all date codes are
involved through June 11, 2002.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that Spicy Plantain Chips
and Spicy Cassava Chips containing whey were distributed in packaging that
did not reveal the presence of whey.
Consumers who have purchased Chifles Spicy Plantain Chips and Chifles Spicy
Cassava Chips are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full
refund. Consumers with questions may contact Plantain Products at (813)