Effective immediately, the food distributor ConAgraFoods, through Kroger’s stores, which includes Food 4 Less, Ralph’s supermarkets and others here in Southern California, are recalling their Break ‘n’ Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough products (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm366226.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery). Due to an error, the wrong items—in this instance, their peanut butter cup cookie dough—were placed in the packages instead. Considering the vast number of consumers who are allergic to peanuts and peanut-related items, the effects of such as mistake could potentially be deadly. It is not uncommon for people who have this allergy to experience severe respiratory problems and even anaphylaxis, which is often fatal.
The error was discovered yesterday and the voluntary recall was issued promptly. These peanut-containing items bear the UPC (bar code) 11110 87530 and the best-before date code 24NOV13C21. Stores carrying the mistakenly-packed foods are: Kroger, Dillons, Baker’s, Gerbes, Foods Co., Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Jay C, Owen’s, Pay Less, Scott’s, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s stores. ConAgra is doing this without being ordered by the Food & Drug Administration but the action is also accompanied by another alert via Food Allergy Research and Education, or FARE (www.foodallergy.org), a non-profit organization that acts on behalf of Americans with food allergies.
Locations to which the peanut-contaminated goods have been shipped are in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.
For further information, call 800-252-0634 or email Daniel.email@example.com. In the event you or someone with you has an allergic reaction to peanuts, seek emergency aid immediately, as asthma and other life-threatening reactions occur swiftly and time is of the essence in such cases.