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September 3, 1999

Undeclared Pecan Nuts In "Sensational Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies"

ONTARIO, CANADA (SafetyAlerts) - Colonial Cookies is today announcing the recall of certain 12 oz packages of Sensational Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies because it may contain undeclared pecan nuts. People who have allergies to pecan nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recall was initiated after it was suspected that pecan nut containing products were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of these nuts. Colonial Cookies is aware of one person reported to have had an allergic reaction after eating the cookies.

The affected cookies are packed in 12-ounce tin-tie bags and marked with date codes of "Best By Feb 24 OOD" and "Best By Feb 24 OOE" which can be found printed on the side.

The recalled product was distributed through Stop & Shop, Tops, Edwards and Giant/Martin's Food Stores in the states of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia.

Consumers who have purchased packages of Sensational Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies bearing the date codes listed above and who are allergic to pecan nuts should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Peter Lowes at 1-800-265-6508 ext 311.

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