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Company Recalls Mislabeled Cookies

October 22, 2002

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) _ A Montana cookie company is voluntarily recalling about 500 cookies packaged with labels that did not note they contained a possible allergen, the Food and Drug Administration said.

The cookies, made by Billings-based Montana Moon Inc., were shipped nationwide under the label ``Mocha Java Jump″ over the past month. The listed ingredients did not mention that white chocolate chips in the cookies were made with nonfat dry milk, said Sue Hutchcroft, a spokeswoman for the FDA in Bothell, Wash.

Lisa Kopanski-Wittpenn, a co-owner of the company, said she sought the recall for fear someone allergic to nonfat dry milk could suffer a ``serious or life-threatening″ reaction.

However, she said there were no reports of any health problems associated with the cookies.

Kopanski-Wittpenn said it was not immediately clear in which states the 4-ounce packages were sold. The cookies all were packaged in clear wrapping with the company’s Montana Moon logo and contained the product code 7-01899-01221-0.

Retailers who purchased the cookies were being tracked so any not yet sold could be removed from store shelves, Kopanski-Wittpenn said. Consumers were being urged to return any uneaten cookies for a refund.

She said the company has since corrected its label.


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Montana Moon Inc. http://www.montanamoon.com

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