Johnston’s Bakery Inc. has voluntarily recalled its Ranger Cookies, product number 240, due to a labeling error in which coconut cookies were sold as macaroons. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced the recall on Friday, August 7. The batch of mislabeled cookies was sold frozen and would have been purchased on or before Tuesday, August 4.
Coconut is a known allergen that can cause mild to severe reactions in individuals with sensitivities or allergies upon consumption. While there have been no reports of illness so far, consumers are encouraged to be on the lookout for common symptoms of a reaction, such as swelling, itching, irritation of the mouth, nose, throat, eyes, or skin, difficulty breathing, cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or anaphylaxis. The cookies are safe for individuals who do not have coconut allergies to eat; however, any consumer who experiences symptoms of food allergies should seek medical attention right away.
If you have purchase this product, you may return it to the place of purchase or simply discard it. For questions or concerns, call John Johnston at 920-946-4962. If you have suffered adverse affects of consuming a faulty or mislabeled product, the attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® maybe able to help you recover compensation for you pain and suffering. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 to learn more today.