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Allergy Alert - Undeclared milk and soy in certain Frito Lay Cheetos products

Recall / advisory date:
March 14, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Allergen - Milk, Allergen - Soy
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
PK Trading Inc.
Manitoba, Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, March 14, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and PK Trading Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk or soy not to consume the Frito Lay Cheetos products described below. The affected products contain milk and soy which are not declared on the label.

All codes of the following Frito Lay brand Cheetos products, product of Korea, are affected by this alert:

Cheetos (BBQ flavour)
(Red bag)
88 g 8 801062 289936 Milk
Cheetos (Hot flavour)
(Black bag)
88 g 8 801062 380015 Soy

There have been no reported allergic reactions associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk or soy.

The importer, PK Trading Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

For information on common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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