Utz® Brand Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds Chicharrones Voluntarily Recalled Because of Undeclared Allergen

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.

         
Product Description   Size   UPC
Utz® Brand Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds Chicharrones   3.5 oz   0-41780-02475-6
   

NO OTHER UTZ PRODUCTS ARE BEING RECALLED.

Please see photos of the package, label, and product case.

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: customerservice@utzsnacks.com
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.

Contacts

Utz® Quality Foods, Inc.
For Consumers:
Utz®
Customer Care
800-367-7629
Customerservice@utzsnacks.com
or
Media:
George
Neiderer, 717-637-1759
gneiderer@utzsnacks.com
Public
Relations
or
Kevin J. Brick, 717-637-1759
kbrick@utzsnacks.com
Public
Relations