Tate’s Bake Shop of Southampton, New York has recalled Tate’s 7 oz. Chocolate Chip Cookies with Best By date of Mar 20, 2016 and Tate’s 7 oz. Gluten Free Ginger Zinger Cookies with Best By date of Jan 04, 2016 because the cookies may contain undeclared walnuts, an allergen.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious allergic reactions if they consume the Tate’s cookies, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) explains. Tate’s 7 oz. Chocolate Chip cookies and Tate’s 7 oz. Gluten Free Ginger Zinger cookies are distributed nationwide through retail stores.
To date, no illnesses have been reported, according to the FDA.
According to the recall announcement, the affected packages can be identified by a Best By date of March 20, 2016 for the Chocolate Chip cookies and January 4, 2016 for the Ginger Zinger cookies, 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 reveal the presence of walnuts. Consumers can see pictures of the Tate’s packages on the FDA web site.
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 should return the cookies to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Tate’s at 1-631-780-6511 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.