Frito-Lay is hiring to replace its employees, Bloomberg Business Insider

Frito Lay is hiring 10,000 people to replace some of its employees as it prepares to exit its struggling pet food business. 

Frito-Lays parent company Taco Bell is also exploring ways to reduce the number of employees and cut costs. 

“We are looking to add about 10,400 full-time positions to our existing workforce of around 25,000,” said a spokesman. 

Taco Bell did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment. 

In addition to hiring the 10,100 workers, the company is also looking to reduce its workforce by 20% in the coming years, he said. 

The company said it expects to make a loss of $6.4 billion this year, which would equal about $1,700 for every Taco Bell customer. 

About 2 million customers, including more than 1.2 million Taco Bell customers, are affected by the recall, according to a company statement. 

A spokesman for the US Food and Drug Administration said it had not received any reports of illnesses from the recall. 

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are also among companies that have announced plans to reduce their food-safety workforce. 

 The recall is the latest in a string of food-related recalls in the United States. 

Earlier this year Coca-Cola recalled 7 million cases of the popular Coke Zero and 2.3 million cases in a similar recall.

The food-safety issues have raised concern about the future of the U.S. food industry, which has been battered by rising obesity rates and food poisoning outbreaks. 

Selling food online and on TV and through social media has also been a boon for companies like Tucker Piper, a company that has said it will continue to expand into the pet food sector. 

More: A spokeswoman for Cochran, a company that sells pet food, declined to comment.