ConAgra announced Monday it is recalling packages of its Kroger brand 16 ounce Break ‘n Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie dough because the wrong packaging was used on the product. Peanut butter cup cookie dough was inadvertently packaged in chocolate chip cookie dough packaging. The food giant worked with the Food and Drug Administration who released a statement with information about the possible problem on Sunday, August 25.
Kroger brands are distributed in the Salt Lake City area by Smith’s Grocery Store. The recall is for products with the Universal Product Code (UPC) 11110 87530 with a use-by date of 24NOV13. The label does not indicate the product may contain peanuts.
Other stores selling Kroger brands include Kroger, Dillons, Baker’s, Gerbes, Foods Co., Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, JayC, Owen’s, Pay Less, Scott’s, QFC, and Ralph’s. The product was distributed in 26 states including Utah.
Peanut allergies are common in children and some adults and can be deadly. Currently no one has had a reaction to the incorrectly packaged dough, but if you or someone you know has a reaction, get emergency medical attention immediately. Symptoms can be as simple as a minor irritation to anaphylaxis.
A reaction usually occurs within minutes of exposure to peanuts, and can include hives, swelling and redness, an itching or tingling in the throat or mouth as well as nausea that can include vomiting, diarrhea or stomach cramps. In the case of anaphylaxis, airways are constricted and the throat swells making it difficult to breathe. The body can then go into shock with a severe drop in blood pressure, a rapid pulse, and the victim can become lightheaded and lose consciousness.
Consumers will receive a full refund for any returned product. If you have questions, call 800-252-0634.
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Source: FDA, MSN, Mayo Clinic.com