Florentine cookies sold at Stew Leonard stores in Connecticut have been recalled for undeclared peanuts. One person has died.
Consumers with nut allergies who have purchased these cookies and still have them at home should not eat them.
The cookies were sold seasonally at Stew Leonard stores in Danbury and Newington from November 6, 2023, to December 31, 2023. Their “best by” date is January 5, 2024. The person who died was a New York resident who ate the cookies at a social gathering.
The cookies were produced by Cookies United a a wholesale based in Islip, NY, and labeled with the Stew Leonard’s brand name.
“This is a heartbreaking tragedy that should never have happened,” said Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Bryan T. Cafferelli.
A press release issued by Cookies United on January 23rd states that, “Stew Leonard’s was notified by Cookies United in July of 2023 that this product now contains peanuts and all products shipped to them have been labeled accordingly. This product is sold under the Stew Leonard’s brand and repackaged at their facilities. The incorrect label was created by, and applied to, their product by Stew Leonard’s.”
State and local public health officials in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey, are working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Stew Leonard’s to determine how the error occurred and if any other products were affected.
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