June 15, 2000Archway Recalls 100,000
Packages of Cookies
Creek, MI (SafetyAlerts) -
Archway Cookies is conducting a voluntary recall of 12-ounce packages of
Gourmet Rocky Road cookies because the product contains eggs which are not indicated in
the ingredient statement. The recall is the result of a recent packaging change for the
Gourmet Rocky Road product which inadvertently omitted eggs from the list of ingredients
on the product label.
The label error affects approximately 100,000 packages distributed in the United States
containing the printed dates June 5 through August 25. Packages of Archway Rocky Road sold
by the companys franchisees in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii do not contain the label error and
are not affected by the recall. New products with the corrected labeling will be available
in the very near future.
No other Archway products are affected by the recall (including the Sugar Free version of
the Rocky Road product which is correctly labeled). The company has not received any
consumer complaints or any indications of reported illnesses relating to the label change.
Although eggs account for only two percent of the product ingredients, people who are
allergic to them could experience a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they
consume this product. Consumers who are not allergic or highly sensitive to eggs may eat
the product safely.
Consumers who wish to return the package may do so at their local retailers for a full
refund or exchange. The company has notified its representatives to remove unsold product
from store shelves. Consumers may also call the companys toll-free telephone number
(1-888-427-2492) with any questions.
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers June 15, 2000.
Safety Alerts compiles
comprehensive safety recall information for the United States. SafeMail is a free email
service to warn consumers of faulty products and contaminated foods. For complete
information regarding current recalls, past recalls and timely product warning
notification visit: www.safetyalerts.com.