Oreo flavors recalled over unlisted milk allergen
By Sean Dowling, Buzz60
Whether you twist them or dunk them, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as well as the maker of Oreos suggests you toss your Oreo cookies if you've got a milk allergy.
Oreos maker Mondelez International has recalled certain batches of two flavors of Oreo Fudge Cremes sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico, St. Croix and St. Thomas after an inspection from the FDA found that they were manufactured on equipment that processes milk, although a milk allergen wasn't mentioned in the products' ingredient lists.
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The recall includes the mint-flavored and original Oreo Fudge Cremes.
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The company reports that this incident is limited exclusively to the Oreo Fudge Cremes product and does not affect other varieties.
Mondelez International states that people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat the Oreo Fudge Cremes. So far there's been one report of an allergic reaction.
The recalled products with "best when used by dates" are listed on both the company's and the FDA's websites respectively.
The company recommends tossing the products, but has not mentioned anything about refunds.