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Christie Cookie Recalls Certain Lots of Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Due to Expanded Recall by Peanut Corporation of America

Contact:
Paula Lovell
(615) 297-7766

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 6, 2009) – Christie Cookie is voluntarily recalling Christie Cookie Gourmet Peanut Butter Frozen Cookie Dough and Devonshire Gourmet Peanut Butter frozen cookie dough products with the item numbers 5507, 6607, 592263 and 502948 and a best-if-used-by date of October 3, 2008 or earlier. The recall was initiated because these products contain granulated peanuts supplied by the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) in Blakely, Georgia, and have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people or others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

While Christie Cookie has received no reports of illnesses related to the affected products, the company has initiated the recall out of an abundance of caution for its consumers. No other Christie Cookie products are affected by the recall. Christie Cookie has not used peanuts from PCA since April 2008.

All Christie Cookie and Devonshire Gourmet Peanut Butter Frozen Cookie Dough manufactured between January 1, 2007 and April 4, 2008 is included in the recall. The products were distributed to authorized re-sellers throughout the nation including retail outlets, bakeries, restaurants and hotels. Affected products are printed with the following item numbers and best-if-used-by dates:  

Item Number Best-If-Used-By Date
5507 August 6, 2008 or earlier
6607 August 8, 2008 or earlier
502948 September 11, 2008 or earlier
592263 October 3, 2008 or earlier

All of the units affected by the recall have already exceeded their best-if-used-by date by at least four months. Current inventory levels of Christie Cookie and Devonshire Gourmet Peanut Butter Frozen Cookie Dough do not contain peanut products included in the recall.

Should consumers still have any of the recalled product they should destroy it. Re-sellers who have the product should pull it from their inventory, cease distribution immediately, and destroy the recalled product. Re-sellers may return the case label showing the item number, best-if-used-by date and case number to the company for credit. Consumers with questions can contact Bob Turner at 615-242-3817 ext 124.

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