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Cookie Recall Updated Nationwide As FDA Sets Risk Level


Two cookie products have been recalled and classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Cookies produced by Ohio based C. Krueger’s Finest Baked Goods have been recalled due to missing ingredient labels that should be on the packaging. The recall, originally made on June 19 and still active in all 50 U.S. states, has been given a Class II risk assessment by the FDA.

Under the FDA’s definition, a Class II recall is issued when “a situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.”

  • C. Kreuger Gluten Free White Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies, sold in 2-ounce plastic sleeve packaging, containing 60 cookies per case.
  • C. Kreuger Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies, sold in 2-ounce plastic sleeve packaging, containing 60 cookies per case.
Stock image of cookies on a cooling tray. Two cookie products have been recalled because they did not bear ingredient labels.

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The FDA stipulates that the cookies can be stored for 30 days “at ambient” temperatures and for one year if frozen. In all, a combined 7,885 cookies are being recalled.

Newsweek contacted C. Krueger’s Finest Baked Goods outside of normal working hours via the contact form on its website for comment.

Ingredients used in food products must be labeled on all products, although requirements can vary. Ingredients should be listed by weight in descending order and placed in the information panel on packaging.

If a product is not labeled at all or incorrectly, it can pose a risk to those with food allergies and intolerances, as well as those with gut diseases like coeliac disease.

Allergies cause an exaggerated immune system response in the body, which brings on symptoms on the skin like hives, itching, and rashes.

Gastrointestinal issues can include vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramping; as well as swelling of the throat and vocal cords, and respiratory issues such as coughing or wheezing.

Serious allergic reactions can cause anaphylaxis, which can be fatal if not treated promptly. Symptoms can include a drop in blood pressure, difficulty breathing, and loss of consciousness. The FDA has said that “symptoms of anaphylaxis may start out as relatively mild, but, if not treated promptly, symptoms can become life-threatening in a short amount of time.”

Millions of Americans have food allergies, with the FDA requiring that nine major allergens be clearly marked on all products to help people avoid foods that could trigger an allergic reaction. These allergens are: soybeans, milk, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts and sesame.

Several cookie products have been recalled recently. Chocolate chunk cookies were recalled in numerous states in June due to containing an undeclared allergen. In April, the FDA announced a recall of macaron products sold in Lidl stores, again due to the presence of an undeclared allergen.