Certain bags of Herr’s Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips were mislabeled “gluten free” and are voluntarily being recalled nationwide by the company.
The chips, sold in individual-size bags, contain wheat, which is spelled out in the ingredients list and a “Contains Wheat” allergen statement. The company says the gluten-free label was mistakenly put on the packaging.
The mislabeling only affects 1.875 oz bags dated from January 02, 2016 to January 30, 2016 (UPC code 7260000061, Product Code 122). No other flavors or bag sizes are affected.
The company states they have not received any reports of people becoming sick after eating the erroneously labeled chips. Consumers who mistakenly purchased the product believing it was gluten free can return the chips to the retailer for a full refund.
Consumers with questions about the recall can call Herr’s at 1-800-523-5030 from 9-5 EST, Monday through Friday.
Although many gluten-free consumers rely on gluten-free labels, particularly since passage of the Food and Drug Administration’s gluten-free labeling rules, it’s always a good idea to also read ingredients lists to be certain a product is safe.