Oreo is a sandwich cookie consisting of two chocolate wafers with a sweet creme filling in between. The flavors depend on its filling and coat. The recalled flavors of the Oreo fudge cream are said to be original and mint flavors. The said flavors are recalled due to the undeclared allergen milk.
The Mondelez Global LLC, is an American multinational confectionery, food, and beverage company with headquarter in the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois. It manufactures chocolate, biscuits, gum, confectionery, coffee, and powdered beverages and one of the many brands is Oreo.
The company said that certain original and mint-flavored Oreo Fudge Cremes contain milk not included on the product's ingredient list. The cookies were distributed throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, St. Croix and St. Thomas.
"Consumers may be informed about the potential presence of milk by an allergen advisory statement already included on the label ("Manufactured on equipment that processes milk....")," the company said on the FDA website. "People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product."
Here is the list of products that has been recalled.
Remember that Mondelez had recalled some batches of its Honey Maid Teddy Grahams Cinnamon Cubs Graham Snacks in the United States after a flour supplier said there could be undeclared low levels of peanut residue in the flour. This incident was reported in June.
Since this is not the first time Mondelez experienced this situation, fans of the iconic cookie are certain that the company will surely solve this problem. As reported by AL (Alabama), no other Oreo products are included in the recall and only one allergic reaction has been reported. As for the rest of the product's lineup, they are fully safe for public consumption.