Two types of Oreo cookies recalled nationwide over allergy risk

Posted at 5:13 PM, Oct 31, 2016

EAST HANOVER, N.J. – Two types of Oreo cookies are being pulled off store shelves after parent company Mondelēz issued a voluntary recall due to allergy risk.

The company failed to list milk as one of the ingredients of Oreo Fudge Cremes – both the original and mint variety – prompting the recall, which affects cookies sold in the United States, Puerto Rico, St. Croix and St. Thomas.

“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 company wrote in a press release.

As of Monday morning, one person has reported an allergic reaction, the release said.

Mondelēz is recalling the products out of an “abundance of caution,” noting that the packaging already contains a warning that the cookies are “manufactured on equipment that processes milk.”

The following are part of the recall:

Oreo Fudge Cremes, Original variety (11.3 oz package)0 44000 02694 3

19 AUG 16
20 AUG 16
14 SEP 16
13 OCT 16
14 OCT 16
17 OCT 16
(see code date on bottom left corner on back of package)

Oreo Fudge Cremes, Mint variety (11.3 oz. package)0 44000 02696 720 AUG 16
21 AUG 16
14 SEP 16
15 SEP 16
16 SEP 16
17 OCT 16
18 OCT 16 (see code date on bottom left corner on back of package)