Two Cookie Varieties from Tate's Bake Shop Recalled for Undeclared WalnutsNov 11, 2015
Two cookie varieties from Tate's Bake Shop of Southampton, New York—Tate's 7 oz. Chocolate Chip Cookies and Tate's 7 oz. Gluten Free Ginger Zinger Cookies—have been recalled because these cookies may contain undeclared walnuts, an allergen.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) explains that individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts risk serious allergic reactions if they consume the Tate’s cookies. The FDA said no illnesses linked to the Tate’s cookies have been reported to date.
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, symptoms of tree nut allergy include
- Abdominal pain, cramps, nausea and vomiting
- Difficulty swallowing
- Itching of the mouth, throat, eyes, skin or any other area
- Nasal congestion or a runny nose
- Shortness of breath.
- Anaphylaxis (severe, possibly life-threatening allergic reaction)
The 7 oz. packages of Tate's Chocolate Chip Cookies have a Best By date of Mar 20, 2016 and the 7 oz. packages of Tate's Gluten Free Ginger Zinger Cookies have a Best By date of Jan 04, 2016. Both cookie varieties are sold nationwide at retail stores.
According to the recall announcement, consumers can identify the affected packaged by the Best By dates printed on the bottom of the outer package. Tate’s initiated the recall after discovering that cookies containing walnuts were distributed in packaging that did not indicate that they contain walnuts. Pictures of the Tate’s cookie packages are included in the recall notice on the FDA web site.
The company advises consumers who have purchased Tate's 7 oz. Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Best By date of Mar 20, 2016 or Tate's 7 oz. Gluten Free Ginger Zinger with a Best By date of Jan 04 2016 to return the cookies to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers who have questions about the recall may contact Tate’s at 1-631-780-6511 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.