The FDA has issued an allergy alert and notification of a recall by FedericoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Bakery of Duarte, California, for that companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s “Apricot-filled Butter Cookies.” The apricot filling in that product contains sodium-bisulfite that can cause serious or potentially life-threatening reactions in people who are allergic to sulfites.
The recalled cookies were distributed in California and sold in retail stores. Packages with the following item numbers have been recalled:
|VS 118||Italian Deluxe Assortment||13.50 oz|
|VS 119||Fancy Butter Cookie Assortment||11.50 oz|
|VS 122||Butter Cookie Apricot Center||11.50 oz|
|VS 123||Assorted Butter Cookies||11.50 oz|
|V118||Deluxe Italian Assortment||32 oz|
|V119||Fancy Butter Cookies||32 oz|
To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product was distributed in packaging that did not indicate that sodium- bisulfite was an ingredient. An investigation revealed the problem was caused by not properly labeling the sodium-bisulfite in the packages.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Anyone with questions may contact the company directly at 1-626-357-3243 extension 13.