Latest Recalls: Barbecue Chips, Ford Explorers, and Even More Peaches


No, it’s not safe to eat peaches yet, I’m sorry to say. But nearly as terrible… it might not be safe to eat potato chips!

Frito-Lay Pulls Barbecue Chips From Shelves

As if 2020 wasn’t bad enough, now it’s coming for your favorite potato chips. Frito-Lay decided to recall Lay’s Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips because of an undeclared allergen.

The recall is due to a mix-up in packaging. The barbecue bags in sizes of 1 oz., 1 1/2 oz., 2 5/8 oz., 7 3/4 oz., 12 1/2 oz. and 15 1/2 oz.contain a different flavor of chip. This flavor includes dairy as an ingredient, so someone with an allergy might accidentally eat the chips and trigger a reaction.

In addition to the sizes listed above, the mixed-up chips could be present in the following variety packs:

  • 10 count Lay’s sack
  • 18 count Flavor Mic sack
  • 28 count Classic Mix cube box
  • 50 count Flavor Mix tray
  • 60 count variety Pack case
  • 30 count Classic Variety Mix tray
  • 54 count Classic Mix cube box
  • 30 count Classic Mix cube box

Ford Issues Minor Recall for Late Model Vehicles

Ford is pulling about 500 of their 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles for a safety issue. The side airbag and seatback module might be attached incorrectly. This could change the trajectory of the airbag when it’s deployed in a crash. If that happens, the airbag might not work correctly, making it more likely that the passenger would be injured in the event of a crash.

Luckily, there have not been any injuries due to the issue. Ford will contact registered owners soon with instructions on how to get their vehicles fixed.

Brandt Battling Tainted Sausages in Canada

Bad news if you’re a fan of mini spicy cheese sausages–and there must be some of you out there reading this. G. Brandt Meat Packers Ltd. is recalling packages of their Brandt brand mini sausages due to possible Listeria contamination.

The product was sold in Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan. Listeria is perhaps the most serious of all food-borne illnesses. It is particularly dangerous for pregnant women and their babies.

Millions of Peaches

Remember that peach recall from last week? It’s gotten worse. In addition to Aldi and Target, more retailers are pulling peaches from the shelves. Wegmans, Ralphs, and Walmart are among the stores that have recalled peaches.

Initially, the recall covered bagged peaches from Wawona Packing. Now, bulk peaches–the ones that are sold loose in the produce department–are also included.

The FDA and CDC have traced almost 70 cases of salmonella to these peaches across nine states. So far, people have gotten sick in Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Since Wawona distributed peaches to 35 states, it’s likely only a matter of time before the number of cases and spread of the outbreak gets bigger.