The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that ConAgra Foods is recalling some Kroger-branded “Break ‘N Bake” chocolate chip cookie dough packages. Unlike other, more serious recalls of foods over possible contamination, the Kroger cookie dough recall is relatively benign.
The cookie dough is being recalled over mispackaging concerns. Certain lots of the product, instead of containing the chocolate chip cookie dough promised on the package, actually contain peanut butter cup cookie dough. Consumers who don’t realize the mistake and also have peanut allergies could be in danger. The FDA has stated that no illnesses have yet been reported as a result of the error.
The packages can be returned to the stores where they were bought for a full refund. Of course, customers who aren’t allergic to peanuts could also feel free to bake and enjoy their peanut butter cup cookies (though the FDA suggests returning them).
The affected packages have a Use by code of “24NOV13C21” and a UPC code of “11110 87530.” The cookie dough was shipped to Kroger distribution centers in 26 states, mostly in the eastern, southern, and midwestern U.S. but including California, Nevada, and Oregon. In addition to Kroger stores, the packages were sold in other stores including Ralphs, Smith’s, Dillons, Baker’s, Gerbes, Foods Co., Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Jay C, Owen’s, Pay Less, Scott’s, and QFC.
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