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ConAgra Recall: Cookie Dough May Contain Peanut Butter

Travelers Today       By    Karen Fredrickson

Updated: Aug 27, 2013 10:21 AM EDT

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ConAgra Foods is recalling some Kroger chocolate chip cookie dough packages due to possible reactions to peanut allergies, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and reported by FOX Business.

The product in question is the Kroger Break 'N Bake 16-ounce chocolate chip cookie dough packages with a use-by date of November 24. They have the UPC code 1111087530. These packages may mistakenly contain peanut butter cup cookie dough, according to ConAgra.

The recall has been issued with cooperation between Con Agra and the FDA, though the total number of items affected was not provided.

Currently, there have been no illnesses or negative reactions to the product.

People who suffer from peanut allergies risk serious or life-threatening conditions if they consume cookie dough containing peanuts. Customers who aren't allergic face no danger, according to Con Agra.

Consumers can return the packages of cookie dough to the store they purchased it from and receive a full refund. Consumers may also receive automated phone calls or register receipt messages to alert them to the recall.  Stores are also including signs to make shoppers aware of the situation.

An alert has also been released through Food Allergy Research and Education, a nonprofit educational resource for food allergies.

The packages of cookie dough have been sold at Kroger, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Ralphs and other stores in 26 different states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

As of Monday, the share price of ConAgra was down almost one percent with a price of #34.75. Kroger went down 23 cents to reach $37.30.

Customers who have questions about the recall can contact the ConAgra Foods customer relations line at 1-800-252-0634.

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