Milk contamination causes Giant Eagle cookie recall

PITTSBURGH, PA (WCMH) —  Giant Eagle is recalling some of its cookies because they make contain an undeclared milk allergen.

According to the company, about 44,000 affected Pecan Tassies and 290 Walnut Delights were made in Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.

The cookies sell by dates were through May 3, 2016.

Pecan Tassies
Walnut Delights

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Giant Eagle says the cookies are safe for consumption for those who do not have milk allergies.

The Walnut Delights were sold in packages of six in plastic clam shells with a PLU of 69690. The Pecan Tassies were also sold in packages of six in plastic clam shells with a PLU of 77997, but were also included in small, medium and large cookie trays with PLUs of 9793, 9794 and 9795 respectively. All affected items were sold in the Bakery department.

Customers with a milk allergy who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return it to their local Giant Eagle or Market District store for a refund.  Customers with questions may call Giant Eagle Customer Care at 1-800-553-2324 Monday through Friday 9am to 9pm.

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