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Pepsico recalls Doritos Lightly Salted Corn Chips due to undeclared wheat

6 January 2017

Pepsico is recalling some batches of Doritos Lightly Salted Corn Chips because they contain soya and wheat (gluten) which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with coeliac disease, an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten, and/or an allergy to soya.

Product details

  • Product: Doritos Lightly Salted Corn Chips
  • Pack size: 200g
  • ‘Best Before’ date: 08/04/2017
  • Batch codes: GBC 209 353D (time code affected between 02:08 – 02:38)

No other Pepsico products are known to be affected.

Risk

This product contains soya and wheat making it a possible health risk for anyone with coeliac disease, an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten, and/or an allergy to soya.

We understand that the product displays a ‘may contain’ statement for gluten however the recalled batch contains a different product with wheat as a deliberate ingredient. Whilst we do not recommend eating products with a 'may contain' statement we know that some people do choose to so this is something we wanted to highlight.

Our advice

If you have bought the above product and have coeliac disease, an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten, and/or an allergy to soya, do not eat it. Instead please call Pepsico’s consumer care line on 0800 274777 for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

Pepsico is recalling the above product from customers. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. This notice explains to customers why the product is being recalled and tells them what to do if they have bought the product.

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