Labeling Error Prompts Recall of Cookies to Avoid Potentially Fatal Allergic ReactionsAug 9, 2005 | www.newsinferno.com
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Interstate Bakeries Corporation is voluntarily recalling HOSTESS® Oatmeal Cookies sold in 12 Packages of 4 cookies each (UPC 45000 60479 Code NOV 7 56132 06 04).
These packages of cookies were sold in retail stores throughout the United States and may contain chocolate chip cookies that were made with milk and eggs that are not listed in the ingredient statement on the package label.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to whey or milk protein or eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the mislabeled product. The packaging error was limited to one day’s production.
Only the oatmeal variety of cookie with this specific code is affected by this recall. The company has not received any complaints or reports of illness related to this labeling error. People who do not have milk protein or egg allergies can eat the product without concern.
Consumers who purchased these cookies and who are known to be allergic to milk proteins or eggs should contact Interstate Bakeries Consumer Affairs Office at 800-483-7253 for a refund.