For those affected by peanut allergies, listen up; you may be affected by the latest Trader Joe’s cookie recall. The grocery store chain announced on Friday, “We have been alerted by our supplier of Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Cookies (Barcode#: 0068 0752) — sold only in our CT, DE, MA, ME, MD, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, Northern VA, VT, and Washington D.C. stores — that product with lot code 2060 and date codes SELL BY 031218 through 031818 may have been packed with Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, and therefore may contain peanuts, which are not listed in the ingredients.” According to the Food and Drug Administration, the manufacturer of the product, Chris’s Cookies, announced the recall after discovering that a bag of Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies was labeled as Chocolate Chip.
According to Trader Joe’s, “no allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to date,” but they are urging people with nut allergies to return any cookies with the specified dates and lot codes to any TJ store for a full refund. The Mayo Clinic notes that symptoms of an allergic reaction to peanuts include:
- a runny nose
- skin reactions such as hives, redness, or swelling
- itching or tingling in or around the mouth and throat
- digestive problems such as diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, or vomiting
- tightening of the throat, shortness of breath, or wheezing
- anaphylaxis (constriction of airways, swelling of the throat that makes it hard to breathe, a severe drop in blood pressure, rapid pulse, dizziness, lightheadedness, or loss of consciousness), a condition that requires an epinephrine injection (EpiPen) and immediate medical attention
If you or someone you know is having these symptoms, call 911 right away. If you have any questions about this recall, you can call Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 Monday through Friday, 6am to 6pm PDT or send them an email.
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