What to Know
- Milk, which wasn't declared among the list of ingredients, can cause serious or life-threatening allergies in people allergic to it
- The affected cookies were sent to wholesalers in eight states, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
- No adverse health effects were reported and the company issued the recall as a precaution
A New York-based, family-owned business is recalling its chocolate chip cookies because they contain milk, which isn't declared on the list of ingredients and can cause serious or life-threatening reactions in people allergic to it.
Linden Cookies, Inc., says the affected cookies, which include 2 oz. and 1.1 oz Mini Chocolate Chippers along with 1.75 oz three large chocolate chip pack — with sell by dates of Feb 8, 2017, through March 28, 2017, and Dec. 14, 2016, through Feb. 1, 2017 — were distributed to wholesalers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Massachusetts.
The company, doing business in New York for 75 years, says it has not received any confirmed reports of illness to date and implemented the recall out of an abundance of caution.
Consumers who purchased the recalled cookies are asked to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can call Lindens at 845-268-5050 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.