Oreo Cookies Recalled Because Label Does Not List Milk as Potential AllergeNov 2, 2016
Oreo Cookies Can Cause Allergen In Some People
A nationwide recall is being issued for Oreo cookies because they contain milk, an allergen in some people, but the ingredient is not listed on the label. According to an Oct. 28 recall alert posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, one allergic reaction has been reported so far. The recall affects the original and mint flavors of Oreo Fudge Cremes cookies.
Food allergies can be serious, even fatal in some individuals. When people with food allergies consume food containing the allergen, it can lead to a life-threatening reaction known as anaphylaxis, where the body releases substances that causes the airways to constrict.
Mondelez Global LLC issued the recall. The company's Canada division, Mondelez Canada, recently expanded a recall affecting Mr. Christie's brand arrowroot biscuits. The cookies are marketed as a first solid food for babies. The product was recalled after consumers complained of an off taste and illness.
Oreo Cookies Recalled Date
The recall affects Oreo Fudge Cremes, Original variety (11.3 oz package) with UPC number 0 44000 02696 7. The recalled cookies contain "best when used by" dates of: 20 AUG 16, 21 AUG 16, 14 SEP 16, 15 SEP 16, 16 SEP 16, 17 OCT 16 and 18 OCT 16.
The Mint variety of Oreo Fudge Cremes (11.3 oz package) affected by the recall contain UPC number 0 44000 02696 7 and "best if used by" dates of: 20 AUG 16, 21 AUG 16, 14 SEP 16, 15 SEP 16, 16 SEP 16, 17 OCT 16 and 18 OCT 16.
"This recall is a result of analysis conducted by the FDA related to this product," the recall notice states. "Consumers who have this product should not eat it and should discard any products they may have. Consumers can contact the company at 855-535-5948, 24 hours a day to get more information about the recall."
The recalled products were distributed in the United States, including U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, St. Croix and St. Thomas.
"Mondelez Global LLC is taking this action out of an abundance of caution. Consumers may be informed about the potential presence of milk by an allergen advisory statement already included on the label ("Manufactured on equipment that processes milk....")." the recall alert states. "People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product."
Recently, Kraft Heinz recalled certain ready-to-eat Lunchables products because they contain undeclared allergens, including wheat and soy. The recall was classified as Class I by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, meaning it presents a situation where exposure to the recalled product can lead to serious injury or death. Since the products did not list the allergens on the packaging, they were considered misbranded. According to an Oct. 9 recall alert on the USDA website, the recall affects 959 pounds of Lunchables. The specific product being recalled is the "Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers". The alert states, "People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product."
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