Herr - Foods Inc. has initiated a
voluntary recall of certain bags of its 1.875 oz. Sour Cream and Onion Potato
Chip due to a packaging error that incorrectly states that the product is
While the back panel of the
package complies with U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) label
regulations by listing “Wheat” in the ingredient statement as well as “Contains
Wheat” in its related allergen statement, the front panel of the package
erroneously features the words “Gluten Free.” Gluten is the protein that
naturally occurs in wheat, rye, barley, and crossbreeds of these grains. Most
people can eat gluten, but in people with celiac disease, gluten intake
gradually damages the intestines, prevents the absorption of vitamins and
minerals, and can lead to other health problems. Symptoms can include diarrhea,
fatigue, headaches, abdominal pain, brain fog, rashes, nausea, vomiting, and
other reactions. Herr’s has not received any reported illnesses to date.
Herr’s Sour Cream & Onion
Potato Chips, 1.875 oz. bags only, were distributed nationwide through retail
stores, distributors, and internet sales. These products were sold as
individual bags. No other bag sizes of Herr’s Sour Cream ‘N Onion Chips are
involved with this recall. No other Herr’s products are involved with this
oz. Herr’s Sour Cream & Onion
02, 2016, up to and including January 30, 2016
The packages are a green metallic
color bag with a red Herr’s logo at the top center of the package. The lot
number is located at the upper right hand corner on the front of the package
below the statement “Guaranteed Fresh Until”. The UPC number is located at the
lower right hand corner of the back panel of the package.
Herr Foods announced the recall to prevent consumers
who are allergic or sensitive to gluten from consuming this product. Consumers
with wheat allergies, celiac disease or gluten intolerance should not consume
them and should return them to the retailer where they were purchased for a
full refund. Herr Foods and other retailers are removing recalled product from
the retailers’ shelves. As a result, consumers can be assured that all other Herr’s
products that remain on-shelf are safe and not subject to this recall.
Consumers with questions may call 1-800-523-5030. Live assistance is available
9am- 5pm EST, Monday thru Friday.
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