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Carson’s Deli & Bakery Issues Allergy Alert For Undeclared Allergens In Assorted Cookie Pack And Fudge Brownie Cookie


Gwen Carson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 30, 2013 - CARSON’S DELI & BAKERY of Lockport, NY is recalling 200 packages of ASSORTED COOKIE PACK, UPC 7 53182 15240 0, and FUDGE BROWNIE COOKIES, UPC 7 53182 15240 0 because they contain undeclared allergens. Carson’s Assorted Cookie Pack contains undeclared walnuts, wheat flour, milk and peanut butter. Carson’s Fudge Brownie Cookies contain undeclared walnuts, wheat flour and soy lecithin. People who have an allergy to any of these ingredients run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The affected packages of cookies were distributed to five retail stores in Niagara and Erie Counties in the state of New York.

The cookies are packaged in clear, hard plastic containers, NET WT. 14 oz., with seven or eight cookies per container. The affected cookies have a "Sell by Date" of 4/26/2013 to 5/03/13. The date code can be found on the white sticker label found on the top of the plastic container.

The firm was informed of one allergic complaint.

The recall was initiated after being informed of the consumer complaint and upon discovering that the cookie products containing walnuts were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of walnuts. FDA’s inspection revealed that other allergens were not declared on the labeling of the finished products. Subsequent firm’s investigation indicates the problem was caused as a result of insufficient labeling and packaging processes.

Consumers who purchased the affected cookies are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-716-433-2248, Monday – Friday, 7am – 7pm, EDT.



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