Cookie Recall In 9 States Sparks Dire Warning

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning of potentially “life-threatening” allergic reactions after a cookie recall was issued in nine states and the District of Columbia.

The FDA on Monday shared a recall announcement for macarons sold by the German discount grocery chain Lidl at its more than 170 U.S. locations. The voluntary recall was originally issued on Friday and pertains to “Deluxe” branded macaron packages labeled “Party Edition.”

“Lidl US has announced a voluntary recall of Deluxe branded Macarons Party Edition due to undeclared allergens,” the announcement states. “The recall was issued due to undeclared wheat, soy, egg, milk, and tree nuts (almonds, pistachios, and coconut) in the products as a result of non-English ingredient labeling.”

“People who have allergies to any of these run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products. Lidl US has received no reports or complaints of illness related to this product to date,” it continues.

Lidl said that all of the affected packages have a UPC barcode reading 4056489365365. The macarons were sold at the company’s stores in the following locations: Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and D.C.

It was not clear when the macarons were offered for sale. Newsweek reached out for comment to Lidl via email on Monday.

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