Sometimes you tell your kids to keep their hands out of the cookie jar. This time it's for safety. There's a recall you need to know about.

Trader Joe's is a widely popular shopping spot, and when a problem arises they are quick to get the message out, They along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, fda.gov have issued the following recall:

Chris’s Cookies has recalled one lot of its Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Cookie 12 Oz (340g) Bags (Barcode#: 0068 0752) after a report that Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies were discovered in a Chocolate Chip Cookie Bag, and therefore the product may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat this product.

The recalled product was distributed to Trader Joe’s stores in the following states: Connecticut, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, Northern Virginia, PA, RI, VT and Washington D.C. The affected products have a sticker on the side of the bag with Lot CODE: 2060 and date codes SELL BY 031218 through 031818

In this instance the major potential health issue is that what should be bags of just Chocolate Chip cookies, were actually Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter cookies, and we all know peanut allergies can be deadly.

The FDA states that while there is a warning statement on the label that the product may contain traces of peanuts, “peanuts” is not listed as an ingredient. At this point no
allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to date. All of the affected Chocolate Chip Cookies have been removed from sale and destroyed.

If you have purchased the affected product and have a peanut allergy, please do not eat it. Consumers are  encouraged to discard the cookies. You can also return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. You can call the company at  201-288-8881 with any questions, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT.

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