April 22, 2009

Frito-Lay reverses ‘weight outs’

U.S. snack food maker Frito-Lay Inc. has announced plans to increase the weight in its packages.

The Texas company had engaged in what are known as weight outs, reducing the amount of food in packages as a de facto price increase, The Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday. Now, Frito-Lay says it has raised the weight of packages of Doritos, Tostitos and Cheetos by 20 percent.

A spokeswoman said that the increase more than makes up for any previous weight outs.

Frito-Lay is part of PepsiCo.