FDA Recall - Fresh & Easy Ginger Spice Cookie Dough Recalled from the Market Due to Undeclared Peanuts in Some Mislabeled Packages

  • Date: November 11, 2010
  • Source: Admin
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The fresh&easy™ Ginger Spice Cookie Dough (16 oz.) is being voluntarily recalled by the Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market. This comes with the alert of undeclared peanuts, which could prove a grave risk to those individuals allergic to it, if consumed by them.
The cookies in question were sold in California, Nevada and Arizona in Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market stores.
The discovery of a limited number of the Ginger Spice Cookie Dough prompted the recall. The packages have an ‘Enjoy By’ date of December 03. The stores have removed all such packages.
Customers are urged to return unused products, empty product containers or present sales receipts as proof of purchase for a full refund at any Fresh & Easy store. The company can be contacted at a 24-hour toll free number at 1 (800) 648-8622.
Food allergy
A food allergy is an adverse immune response to a food protein. Food allergies are very different from other unpleasant reactions to food, such as food intolerance, pharmacological reactions, and toxin-mediated reactions.
Different people react to allergies differently. Likewise, the amount of food consumed can vary for triggering a reaction. In the same manner, symptoms vary depending on the severity of the allergy. In some cases, they can appear in a short while or much longer. Different parts of the body can be affected, such as the skin, gastrointestinal tract. In more severe cases, blood circulation and the respiratory tract can also be affected.
Common food allergies
Sensitivity to peanuts is one of the most common food allergies. Peanut allergies may be severe, but children with peanut allergies sometimes outgrow them.
Many children under five have egg allergies. Typically, the cause is the proteins in the yolk.
Another common food allergy is to dairy products. Soy, wheat, seafood, shellfish, tree nuts, fruits, vegetables, spices, synthetic and natural colors, and chemical additives also contain allergenic proteins.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Allergy tests are of three common types: skin prick test, blood test, and food challenges. Treatment mainly consists of avoiding food that has been identified as allergens.
Preventive measures by law
Since certain food pose high risk to individuals with food allergies, many countries have introduced laws governing the labeling of food products, which indicate that their products contain major allergens or by-products of major allergens. Under the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-282) in the United States, companies are required to disclose on the label whether the product contains a major food allergen in clear, plain language.


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