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Dollar General recalls cookies sold in 44 states

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(Meredith) – Dollar General Corporation has announced a voluntary recall of its 12-ounce packages of Clover Valley® Iced Oatmeal Cookies due to concerns of undeclared milk and tree nuts.

Consumers with a milk and/or nut allergy or sensitivity to these items should not consume these products due to a possible health risk or serious allergic reaction. Milk and nut allergens present in the Clover Valley® Coconut Macaroon Cookies, which are not disclosed on the Clover Valley® Iced Oatmeal Cookie packaging, may pose a health risk to consumers if consumed.

The packages have lot # L46217 30 and a best-by date of August 18, 2018.

No illnesses or reactions have been reported at this time.

What Happened?

Dollar General initially learned of a potential issue based upon information received from a store-level employee.

The company promptly contacted the product’s manufacturer who confirmed a production facility labeling error in which Clover Valley® Coconut Macaroons were inadvertently placed in Clover Valley® Iced Oatmeal Cookie packaging.

Dollar General then contacted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate the voluntary product recall.

Which States?

Clover Valley® Iced Oatmeal Cookies were sold and distributed exclusively in Dollar General retail stores located in the following states: 

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia

I purchased the cookies. What should I do?

Customers who purchased this product are encouraged to discard it or return to their local Dollar General store to exchange the product for a like item.

Consumers with questions may contact Dollar General’s Customer Service Department at 1-800-678-9258 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST or by emailing  custsvc@dollargeneral.com.

Dollar General is working in partnership with the product manufacturer and the FDA to fully investigate the matter and comply with all necessary recall procedures.

The company is also taking the necessary steps to address this issue and apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this product issue.

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Information for this article was provided by the Food and Drug Administration.

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