Entenmann’s Recalls Cookies With Accidental Walnuts
BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) _ Entenmann’s Inc. recalled chocolate chip cookies in five southeastern states Tuesday because they may contain walnuts, an unlisted ingredient that can provoke a serious allergic reaction in some people.
The Bay Shore, N.Y.-based company said an employee discovered the problem and prompted the recall. The nuts, normally not ingredients in the cookies, are not included in the ingredient list printed on the package.
People with allergies to walnuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening reaction if they unknowingly consume the cookies, spokesman Tom DiPiazza said.
Also missing from the ingredient list is another potential allergen, non-fat dry milk, DiPiazza said.
About 3,700 boxes of the cookies, which have the code B1004HW printed on the bottom of the box, were distributed last Friday to stores primarily in Georgia and Florida, DiPiazza said. But the recall also affects South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia, where some of the walnut cookies were sold.
DiPiazza said all unsold cookies that were still on store shelves have been removed.
Entenmann’s can be reached at 1-800-356-3314.