DCP: Recalled cookies that resulted in death of dancer also contained undeclared eggs
The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection announced on Thursday that now recalled Stew Leonard's cookies that did not label peanuts on its ingredient list also contained undeclared eggs.
Professional dancer Orla Baxendale died after going into anaphylactic shock due to an allergic reaction to the Florentine cookie at a Connecticut social gathering.
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The DCP says the cookies affected by the recall are Florentine Cookies with a best-by date of Jan. 5, 2024.
In the statement, the DCP says eggs are one of the major food allergens identified by the Food and Drug Administration that requires additional labeling.
Full recall notice below:
Update: Stew Leonard’s Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts & Eggs in Chocolate & Vanilla Florentine Cookies
Stew Leonard’s, in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, is recalling Vanilla and Chocolate Florentine Cookies that were sold only at Stew Leonard’s in Danbury and Newington, Conn. from November 6 – December 31, 2023. The cookies contain undeclared peanuts and eggs. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. One death has been reported that may be associated with the mislabeled product.
Stew Leonard’s is working with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection and the supplier to determine the cause of the labeling error. Customers who have purchased these cookies should bring back the product to Stew Leonard’s customer service for a full refund.