CSM Bakery Solutions, the company supplying Chick-fil-A with its Chocolate Chunk Cookies, has announced a voluntary recall of the cookies nationwide. In a press release reported by AL.com, Chick-fil-A said that the company issued the recall due to “the potential presence of undeclared peanut allergens.”
The fastfood company’s press release goes on to say that CSM Bakery Solutions puts “peanut-free” on its nutrition and allergen information. The Chocolate Chunk Cookies are sold only at Chick-fil-A branches. According to CSM Bakery Solutions, some of the locations where the cookies were shipped to are Chick-fil-A stores throughout Florida.
In a report from Business Insider, CSM Bakery Solutions issued a warning: people with peanut allergies should not eat any of the cookies bought from Chick-fil-A. According to the statement, people who are allergic to peanuts “run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.”
The US Food and Drug Administration put out a consumer alert on the voluntary recall on the Chocolate Chunk Cookies, stating that the reason is “because they may contain low levels of undeclared peanut.
The FDA report adds that CSM Bakery Solutions issued the recall after testing some of the flour used in the cookies. The tested flour then showed to contain amounts of peanuts.
Chick-fil-A warns all customers who have purchased the cookies to throw them away immediately, or take them back to Chick-fil-A for a full refund. Until the investigation is completed and CSM Bakery Solutions can give Chick-fil-A its guarantee that the Chocolate Chunk Cookies are indeed peanut-free, Chick-fil-A has agreed not to sell the products.
Customers who would like to get in touch with CSM Bakery Solutions regarding the matter may contact them via phone during business hours (EST) at 1-800-241-8526, extension 4, option 3. They may also be reached through email at [email protected].