ALERT: Mondelez Issues Nationwide Recall on 2 Oreo Flavors Due to Allergy Risk
Mondelez Global LLC, the parent company of Oreo brand cookies, has issued a voluntary nationwide recall on two varieties of Oreo Crèmes products due to undeclared potential allergy risks.
According to the Recall Notice of the company, the recalled products include the Original and Mint varieties of the Oreo Fudge Crèmes. The recall was made as an abundance of caution after the Food and Drug Administration found that a milk allergen was not included in the ingredient list.
"Consumers may be informed about the potential presence of milk by an allergen advisory statement already included on the label ("Manufactured on equipment that processes milk....")," the company wrote. "People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product."
The recalled products include 11.3 oz package of Oreo Fudge Cremes, Original variety with retail UPC 0 44000 02694 3 and "Best When" or "Used By" dates of Aug. 19, 2016; Aug. 20, 2016; Sept. 14, 2016; Oct. 13, 2016; Oct. 14, 2016; and Oct. 17, 2016. The 11.3 oz package of Oreo Fudge Cremes, Mint variety with retail UPC 0 44000 02696 7 and Best When" or "Used By" dates of Aug. 20, 2016, Aug. 21, 2016; Sept. 14, 2016; Sept. 15, 2016; Sept. 16, 2016; Oct. 17, 2016; and Oct. 18, 2016 was also included in the recall.
The UPC code and dates can be seen in the bottom left corner of the package. FDA and Modelez are advising consumers who have brought the product to avoid eating it and discard any products they may have. At present, the company has only received one report of an allergic reaction related to the recalled products.
The company noted that the recall issue is only limited to the above-mentioned products that is being sold in in the U.S., including the U.S. Territories of Puerto Rico, St. Croix and St. Thomas. No other Oreo products are to be affected by the recall.