Who put the dairy in the dairy-free cookies? Dairy-free bakery Liz Lovely, Inc. says it got there through the chocolate provided by a third-party manufacturer. The result of this mix-up has resulted in a recall for the company.
Liz Lovely is recalling cookie products with chocolate or chocolate chips with undeclared dairy present in the chocolate which was purchased from a third-party chocolate manufacturer, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
This voluntary recall includes the following products:
Product Packaging UPC Affected Lot#’s Cowboy Cookies 6oz. Plastic Bag With 2 Cookies 893410000018 00497, 00504, 00515 Cowgirl Cookies 893410000056 00493, 00503, 00512 Peanut Butter Classics 893410000025 00496, 00507 Gluten Free Chocolate Fudge 893410001008 00499, 00415, 00514 Gluten Free Triple Choc. Mint 893410001122 00506 Gluten Free Chocolate Chip 893410001015 00509 Lovely Oh’s 8oz. Plastic Clamshell Container 893410002111 00501, 00513 Mint Lovely Oh’s 893410002159 00501, 00513 Peanut Butter Lovely Oh’s 893410002289 00501, 00513 Organic Pretzels 893410002081 00501, 00513
“Lot number for the 6oz. plastic bags is stamped on each 12-unit case box, but is not printed on each package. Lot number for the 8oz. containers is printed on a sticker affixed to each unit, along with a best-by date.”
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer, I suggest consumers pay close attention to this recall. Those who have allergies to milk have the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume undeclared dairy affected products, such as the cookies.
Already, there has been one allergic reaction to dairy reported for the cookie recalled. Consumers who purchased the cookies shipped between October 4, 2010 and November 15, 2010 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.