Chippy brand chips recalled due to gluten: Celiac disease news

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Two versions of Chippy brand chips are being recalled due to undeclared gluten and wheat in the packages. People who have celiac disease or are sensitive to gluten are being asked to throw away their bags or return them for a refund. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has labeled this as a Class 1 recall and is asking consumers not to eat these products if they have allergies to the undeclared ingredients.

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Chippy Barbecue Flavored Corn Chips and Jack 'N Jill Chippy Barbecue Flavored Corn Chips are part of the recall. They were sold in bags of 110 grams or 3.88 ounces and have the Chippy brand name in blue clearly labeled on the front. The affected UPC codes are 4 800016 101328 and 4 800016 101328. Consumers should not bother looking for specific date or lot codes. Instead, the company is recommending they check the ingredient list and see if gluten or wheat is listed. If these ingredients are not listed, then they need to throw away their packages.

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The company is urging consumers not to eat the recalled Chippy brand chips if they are sensitive to wheat or gluten. APO Products Ltd. is investigating why these allergens were not included on product labels. It believes the affected chips were sold in Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec. In addition, they may have ended up in other parts of Canada or the world because the chips can be bought online.

If you have Chippy Barbecue Flavored Corn Chips or Jack 'N Jill Chippy Barbecue Flavored Corn Chips and cannot consume gluten or wheat, then the items should not be eaten and can be returned to the retailer for a refund. APO Products Ltd. has not recalled any other flavors of Chippy chips at this time.

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