Dairy State Foods, in conjunction with the FDA, is recalling Minnie’s Bake Shop Chocolate Chunk Cookies because they may contain undeclared macadamia nuts. Those who are allergic to macadamia nuts can have a severe allergic reaction that could be life-threatening.
The packaging is labeled with a code date of Best if used by March 2008 and Minnie’s Bake Shop Chocolate Chunk, but the cookies are actually Minnie’s Bake Shop White Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Cookies.
So far there have been no allergic reactions reported to the company. The cookies were available in stores in Florida from Sept.18-Oct. 2, 2007.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the macadamia nut containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of macadamia nuts. An allergy warning was on the box, stating that it was manufactured on shared equipment with peanuts or/ or tree nuts. Subsequent investigation indicates that the problem was caused by a temporary break down in the packaging process. The problem has been corrected, and current production runs are accurately labeled.
For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Defective and Dangerous Products.