Cookie Dough Recalled for Dangerous Surprise

‘Tis the season for cookies, but when deciding what cookies to make for your family and friends, you may want to pay attention to a recent recall, especially if anyone is allergic to nuts.

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is voluntarily recalling Ginger Spice Cookie Dough because it could possibly be contaminated with undeclared peanuts.

The cookie dough comes in a 16 oz. package with UPC 5051379045210 and an “Enjoy by” date of DEC 03. It was sold in Fresh & Easy stores in California, Nevada and Arizona.

The Ginger Spice Cookie Dough may actually contain Peanut Butter Cookie Dough. All products have been removed from store shelves, but some consumers may still have the products in their homes.

As a Seattle foodborne illness attorney, I urge consumers to return the unused products or empty product container for a refund or throw the product away. Consumers with friends or family members who are allergic to nuts should be especially careful, as the allergen risks serious or life-threatening reactions.

The peanut allergen is estimated to affect 3.3 million Americans, with approximately 10 deaths a year related to fatal reactions.

Consumers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact the Fresh & Easy 24-hour toll free number at 1 (800) 648-8622, according to the Food and Drug Administration.