HANOVER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Utz® Quality Foods is recalling all lots of 3.5 oz. Utz® Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds Chicharrones because the product may contain the allergen wheat which is not declared on the label. For those who are allergic to wheat, this allergen can cause swelling, itching or irritation of the mouth or throat, hives, itchy rash or swelling of the skin, nasal congestion, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, headache, cramps, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting.
A single SKU, the 3.5 oz. Utz® Hot and Spicy Pork Rinds Chicharrones is being recalled. This product was distributed to retail outlets in eighteen (18) states in the Northeast and Midwest.
NO ILLNESSES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RECALL HAVE BEEN REPORTED.
All lots of this product are being recalled.
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NO OTHER UTZ PRODUCTS ARE BEING RECALLED.
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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) alerted Utz’s supplier that the wrong recipe may have been used in this product resulting in the use of ingredients not declared on the label. Utz® is working to replenish supplies of 3.5 oz Utz® Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds Chicharrones made with the correct recipe as quickly as possible.
Consumers with wheat allergens are urged NOT to eat this product. Consumers who purchased this product may return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund or exchange, or they may simply discard the product.
For additional information, contact Utz® Customer Care, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll free, (800) 367 – 7629, Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm EST.
Retailers and wholesalers should check their inventories and shelves to confirm that none of this product is present or available for purchase by consumers. This single lot of 3.5 oz. Utz® Hot and Spicy Pork Rinds Chicharrones was distributed to retail outlets in eighteen (18) states in the Northeast and Midwest. Utz® Representatives are contacting retail customers who received the item and asking that they remove the product from store shelves and inventories.