Topnotch Chocolate Chip Chunk Cookies Allergy Alert and Recall

Date: March 29, 2012
What: Topnotch Chocolate Chip Chunk Cookies
Why: Milk allergen not declared on the label
Scope: Illinois, Michigan, Ohio

Topnotch Cookies & Cakes of Westland, Michigan is recalling 550 Topnotch Chocolate Chip Chunk Cookies because it may contain undeclared traces of milk, a food allergen, in the butter vanilla flavor ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.

Topnotch Chocolate Chip Chunk Cookies were distributed in Detroit and Lansing, Michigan; Cleveland, Ohio; and Chicago, Illinois to retail stores.

The Chocolate Chip Chunk Cookies are individually labeled and hand wrapped in clear wrap, Net wt. 3.4 oz., with the expiration on or before April 13, 2012.

No illness has been reported at this time.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered the product contained milk product and the packaging did not reveal the presence of milk. Investigation indicates the supplier where the butter & vanilla flavor was purchased added the milk product to their flavor and Topnotch did not have this knowledge. No further production will use this butter & vanilla flavor. The problem has been corrected.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at (734) 467-9550.

Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.