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Last Call For Frito-Lay Pretzels

By Tiffany Thomas
Posted On Jun 08, 2016
Last Call For Frito-Lay Pretzels

For all the pretzel lovers out there, you may want to think twice before purchasing Frito-Lay’s Rold Gold packets.

This past Monday, Frito-Lay decided to recall their Rold Gold Tiny Twists, Rold Gold Thins, Rold Gold Sticks, and Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided after recognizing that there was peanut residue found in some of its batches.

A press release issued by Frito-Lay followed soon after stating that “the Rold Gold products subject to the recall may have been produced using the recalled flour and, as a result, these Rold Gold products may contain low levels of undeclared peanut residue.”

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The affected packages have “guaranteed fresh” dates of June 28, 2016 – August 23, 2016. There have been no reported reactions to any of these products as yet. However, Frito-Lay wanted to take precautionary measures.

Full refunds are being offered by contacting the retailer or Frito-Lay consumer relations at 1-888-256-3090 or www.pretzelrecall.com

With over 3 million people in the U.S. having reported having peanut allergies, it is certainly something that should not be taken lightly. We’ve rounded up a few vital facts that you may not have known about peanut allergies.

  • Peanut allergies can lead to the deadly anaphylaxis more than any other food allergy
  • If you’re allergic to peanuts, that doesn’t mean you’re allergic to nuts. Peanuts are not actually nuts, but legumes. Am I the only one in shock right now?
  • Reading the labels on all your food items is vital if you have peanut allergies. There are always the obvious food items you can find peanuts in such as cookies and candy bars, but peanuts can also be found in unlikely foods such as salad dressings, cereals, cake icing, and soup mixes.
  • If you have a family member with a peanut allergy, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have it too. It does however increase the chance.
  • It is possible to outgrow your peanut allergy. In fact, research has shown that about 20% of people with peanut allergies outgrow them as they age. However, if you have been dealing with peanut allergies from your early childhood, it will most likely not go anywhere.
  • Be on the lookout for other names that peanuts have, especially when traveling. If you see anything with arachis (peanut) oil, beer nuts, kernels, ground nuts, and goober peas, stay clear!

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