Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Raisin Filled and Apricot Filled Cookies Due to an Undeclared Milk Allergen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 20, 2015 — PITTSBURGH, PA, All lots of Giant Eagle brand Raisin Filled and Apricot Filled cookies, baked and sold individually from the Bakery department service counters inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets through March 20, have been voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product is safe for consumption by those who do not have milk allergies.
The recalled Raisin Filled and Apricot Filled cookies were purchased by 62 customers in Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. There are no reported illnesses to date associated with this recall.
The cookies were sold individually from the bakery service counter with UPCs of:
- 57991 70069 1 count Raisin Filled Cookie, 2 ounces
- 77979 70069 1 count Apricot Filled Cookie, 1 ounce
Giant Eagle became aware of the issue during ongoing ingredient declaration monitoring. The product label for the cookies, which contain milk, omitted milk as an allergen. Additionally, the Company encourages customers with milk allergies to check their pantries and freezers for any cookies that may have been stored or frozen.
Customers with a milk allergy who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return it to their local Giant Eagle or Market District store for a refund. Customers with questions may call Giant Eagle Customer Care at 1-800-553-2324 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT.
In addition to this public communication regarding this recall, Giant Eagle initiated its consumer recall telephone notification process. The consumer recall process uses purchase data and consumer telephone numbers housed in the Giant Eagle Advantage Card® database to alert those households that purchased the affected product and have updated telephone contact information in the database.