Chick-fil-A Recalls All Chocolate Chunk Cookies for Peanut Contamination
If you want to get a chocolate chip cookie at a Chick-fil-A, you’re going to be disappointed for the next week or so.
Chick-fil-A has recalled all of its Chocolate Chunk Cookies because they may be contaminated with traces of peanuts, posing a risk to people with peanut allergies, the company said in an April 25 statement.
Nutrition and allergen information for the cookies indicates they are free of peanuts.
But the manufacturer, CSM Bakery Solutions, found during post-production testing that the flour used contained a small amount of peanuts.
“People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanut run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products,” Chick-fil-A stated.
Because of the recall, it may take one to two weeks for the restaurants to serve the cookies again.
Anybody who has the cookies should discard them or return then for a refund, Chick-fil-A suggests.
The recall affects all 1,950 locations nationwide.
Late last year, Chick-fil-A temporarily closed its first standalone restaurant in New York, less than three months after opening. During a December 24 inspection, the city’s Health Department found six violations, including not refrigerating food properly and a fruit fly infestation, ABC reported.
The restaurant wasn’t forced to close, but did so voluntarily to “focus solely on correcting the issues reported,” according to its January 4 statement.
The restaurant, located on 37th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan, was opened again on January 5.
Chick-fil-A opened a second New York City location on April 2, on 46th Street and 6th Avenue.