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ConAgra recall: Kroger cookie dough mistakenly contains peanut butter

ConAgra recall targets Kroger brand chocolate chip cookie dough packages that were filled instead with dough containing peanut butter cups. The ConAgra recall also affects other supermarket chains in 26 states. 

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A ConAgra recall has been issued for 16 ounce packages of Kroger Break 'N Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, seen here. The recalled packages were mistakenly filled peanut butter cup cookie dough, prompting food allergy concerns.

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Food giant ConAgra is recalling several packages of Kroger brand ready-made chocolate chip cookie dough that mistakenly contain peanut butter.

The ConArge recall, in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), includes Kroger Break ‘N Bake 16-ounce chocolate chip cookie dough packages with the Unit UPC11110 87530 and a  “Use by” date of Nov. 24, 2013. Those packages may contain peanut butter cup cookie dough instead of chocolate chip, according to the company.

According to ConAgra and the FDA, the recalled cookie dough could pose a risk to people with peanut allergies. So far, no illnesses have been reported in connection to the affected product.

The cookie dough was sold in Kroger, Dillons, Baker's, Gerbes, Foods Co., Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Jay C, Owen's, Pay Less, Scott's, QFC, Ralphs, and Smith's grocery stores in 26 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.

Kroger stores in Louisiana and Texas are not affected, nor are stores in the chain’s Delta Division, which includes western Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, western Kentucky, and southern Missouri.

Supermarkets are notifying some customers via telephone and placing signs in stores. ConAgra also issued an alert through Food Allergy Research and Education, a nonprofit educational resource for food allergies. Shoppers who have purchased the product can return it to the store for a full refund.

Customers with additional questions can call the ConAgra Foods customer relations line at  800-252-0634.

For the full release, visit the FDA’s recalls page, here.

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