DAYTON, Ohio (WANE) - Mikesell's Snack Food Company announced Friday that the company is recalling all sizes of its Honey Barbecue Potato Chips due to the mislabeling of a "Gluten Free" claim.
The recalled chips were distributed to various grocery and convenience stores in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and central Illinois between November 5, 2012 and March 5, 2013.
As of Friday, March 8, the company received two reports of adverse reactions or illnesses due to the consumption of the chips. Both complaints were associated with gluten-related gastro-intestinal problems, according to the company.
Mikesell's said people who are intolerant to gluten may experience the following problems:
- Weight loss or weight gain
- Nutrition deficiencies due to mal-absorption, e.g. low iron levels
- Gastro-intestinal problems (bloating, pain, gas, constipation, diarrhea)
- Fat in the stools (due to poor digestion)
- Aching joints
- Irritability and behavioral changes
- Infertility, irregular menstrual cycle and miscarriage
- Cramps, tingling and numbness
- Slow infant and child growth
- Decline in dental health
The mislabeled Mikesell's Honey Barbecue Potato Chips can be identified as follows:
- 1 oz. UPC code: 0-71104-10171-9
- 2 oz. UPC code: 0-71104-40170-3
- 6 oz. UPC code: 0-71104-60152-3
- 10 oz. UPC code: 0-71104-50176-2
- 16 oz. UPC code: 0-71104-10154-5
For Honey Barbecue Potato Chips with a sell-by date on or before May 21, Mikesell's is working to correct the packaging label. However, if you see packages within this time frame that have not been corrected, Mikesell's said these items do contain gluten and should be removed from sale.
The company said the Honey Barbecue Potato Chips with a sell-by date after May 21 are reformulated to be gluten free.
Consumers concerned with gluten intolerance may return the chips to the retailer where it was purchased for a full refund or call Luke Mapp or David Smith at 800-257-4742 or 937-228-9400 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.
The company said the Food and Drug Administration was notified of this voluntary recall.
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