It’s time to check that bag of cookies you just bought from your fave grocery store because there’s been a Trader Joe’s recall of its chocolate chip cookies. So why do you need to be concerned?

Trader Joe’s was notified this week by one of its suppliers that its nut-free cookies may also have been packed with Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Cookies, and come into contact with nuts. While Trader Joe’s did not immediately respond to Red Tricycle’s request for comment, they did post an official statement about the recall at their website.

 

Trader Joe's recall

Photo courtesy: Trader Joe’s

 

Why Were They Recalled?

As any person with nut allergies knows, coming into contact with a nut product can cause serious allergic reactions. Because the chocolate chip cookies do not normally contain nuts, nuts aren’t listed on the ingredients. As such, the company is taking the utmost care to ensure customers with nut allergies do not consume the cookies (and potentially experience an allergic reaction). Thankfully, no reactions have been reported as of yet, according to the company.

How To Tell If Your Cookies Have Been Recalled

The recall affects stores in 12 states in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, northern Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C. Bags that are part of the recall have barcodes of 0068 0752. The bags come from lot code 2060 and with “sell by” dates of 031218 through 031818.

What To Do If You Have A Bag of Recalled Cookies

As of now, all unsold cookies have been removed from shelves and Trader Joe’s is accepting returns of all Chocolate Chip Cookies that fall within the scope of the recall for a full refund.

Did you check your pantry and find any recalled cookies? Will you be tossing them in the trash or taking them back to TJ’s for a refund?

––Karly Wood

Featured Photo: Mike Mozart via flickr

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