7-Eleven Cookies Recalled for Undeclared Walnuts

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7-Eleven Cookies Recalled for Undeclared Walnuts

09/21/2010

TROY, Mich. -- Dough Masters Inc., based here, is recalling all lots of its Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Chocolate Chunk Cookies because they contain undeclared walnuts. People who have allergies to walnuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products, according to a blog by the Orlando Sentinel.

The recalled cookies were distributed to and sold at 7-Eleven convenience stores in Michigan and Ohio, under the chain's private label brand. They come in a 3-ounce, clear plastic package and are labeled as a "7-Eleven Fresh to Go" product. They are also sold as bulk cookies at 7-Eleven stores, the blog stated.

There has been one illness reported to date. The recall was initiated after it was discovered the walnut-containing cookies were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of walnuts. Subsequent investigation found the formulation of a different cookie was sent containing the walnuts.

These products have been suspended until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the company is certain that the problem has been resolved, according to the report.

Consumers who have purchased the cookies are being urged to return them for a full refund.